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Man nursing injuries after ex-lover stabs him over phone card

A 20-year-old man is recuperating at the Samburu County Referral Hospital after he was stabbed in the stomach by his suspected ex-lover over a phone memory card.

Mr Sammy Ekiru from Rangau estate in Maralal town said his ex-girlfriend stabbed him using a kitchen knife.

The hospital Medical Superintendent Robert Nato said the patient suffered liver damage as the knife penetrated deep into his stomach.

Mr Nato added the patient was operated on and was responding well to treatment.

“The patient is under close monitoring, he is responding well to treatment but we will refer him to a Nairobi hospital for specialised treatment if he will not have improved by Monday,” said Mr Nato.

Speaking in his hospital bed, Mr Ekiru said the woman accosted him on Friday night at around 7:30pm as he was leaving his friend’s house and stabbed him after a heated argument on the whereabouts of a cell phone memory card.


Mr Ekiru added that the aggressor had been following him since they broke up seeking a reunion. He said she had been using all possible means to reunite with him.

“This time she followed me saying I had her phone memory card when I was coming from a friend’s house. After realising what she had done she ran away,” he said.

The woman, identified only as Selina, was cornered by the members of the public who frog marched her to Maralal police station.

Officer commanding Samburu central police division, Abagaro Guyo said the suspect had been arrested and detained at Maralal police station as investigations is conducted.

“Investigations are ongoing and the suspect will be arraigned in court on Monday,” he said, adding that the matter was as a result of domestic squabbles.

The OCPD asked the area residents to seek conflict resolutions from elders, church leaders and the general community on how to handle domestic issues amicably.