31-year-old woman Lucy Moraa who is currently
nursing injuries she sustained after being stabbed
in the private part and breast by her husband
Ephraim Malenge, has made an appeal for her
husband to return back to her. The resident of Lunza Village in Butere, Kakamega
County in Kenya was rushed to Mbale Hospital in
Vihiga County after the incident which occurred on
Tuesday January 14. Recounting how the incident occurred, Lucy said her
husband stabbed her after she refused giving him
money for alcohol. The mother of two told K24TV; “He [Malenge] came home and told me to
give him Ksh40. I said that I did not have
the money. He, thereafter, responded,
warning: ‘You either give me the Ksh40 I
am demanding, or I behead and walk
around the streets carrying your severed head’. I thought he was joking, but,
nonetheless, I gave him the Ksh40. “He left, but returned home minutes later.
He found me carrying a purse, and ordered
I give him the money that was in the bag so
that he could go drinking. I declined, telling
him that the money in the purse was our
children’s school fees. It was at that point that he reached for a kitchen knife and
stabbed me in the chest and private parts.
He even attempted to attack our child with
the knife, but the baby was rescued by
neighbours. “He has formed the habit of seeking
forgiveness every time he wrongs me.
After a significant period of marital peace,
he, again, goes back to his old habits [of
violence]. I am still ready to accept him
back, but he has to apologise to my family and assure me that he won’t mete out
violence on me, again. I want him in my life
because he is the father of my children” Lucy who admitted that her marriage to Ephraim
has been marred by physical abuse, revealed that
he is yet to be arrested because she is yet to file a complaint with the police.