Man arrested after assaulting and disfiguring wife over Ksh.500


Man arrested after assaulting and disfiguring wife over Ksh.500
Man arrested after brutally beating up wife for misusing Ksh.500. PHOTO/COURTESY

In Summary

  • Responding to a Twitter user (@Asamoh_), the Directorate of Criminal Investigations stated that the suspect was in custody.
  • The suspect is reportedly being held at Ya Mumbi Police Station awaiting arraignment on Monday.
  • Valerie Masibo was taken to the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital after neighbours who heard her screams called the police.

A man reported to have brutally beat up his wife over Ksh.500 he had left for dinner was on Sunday arrested in Eldoret and waiting to be charged in court.

Responding to a Twitter user (@Asamoh_), the Directorate of Criminal Investigations stated that the suspect was in custody.

The suspect is reportedly being held at Ya Mumbi Police Station awaiting arraignment on Monday.

Valerie Masibo was taken to the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital after neighbours called the police when they heard her screams.

Speaking to a local media outlet, Masibo stated that the man had assaulted her before.

She added that the husband came home drunk on that fateful day, locked all doors and started beating her up, even using a cooking stick at some point.

The incident has drawn the ire of Kenyans on social media, with flamboyant lawyer Donald Kipkorir stating that the suspect does not deserve to be taken to court but that “his neighbors in his estate in Eldoret should be allowed to beat him to a pulp.”

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