A 67-year-old man claims his wife of decades and their son beat and chased him away from their matrimonial home in Kanjuku village in Githunguri, Kiambi County Kenya. Mwaniki Nding’uri also claims that his wife is plotting to forcefully acquire a 20-acre parcel of land that he inherited from his wealthy mother, who died several years ago.
His wife was suspected to have hired unknown people to destroy a large coffee plantation belong to him.
“My wife destroyed my coffee plantation to lease the productive land. We have tried to reconcile through authorities such as the chief, District Commissioner and even the County Commissioner to no avail,” Mr Nding’uri said.
He claims that his wife has been beating him senseless for the past seven years, and now fears for his life. So he has decided to come out and cry for help publicly after more than seven attempts to report the assault cases to the police failed.
“My son recently kicked, punched me hard on the mouth under his mother’s instructions. Nearly all my front teeth broke off. I tried filling a report at Githunguri Police Station but my attempts were frustrated,” said Mr Nding’uri.
“My wife has brought in another man, who is way younger than her in our matrimonial home. They are living together. I was forced to rent a house in Githunguri after the pastor of the church that had taken me in, was transferred,” he added.
Meanwhile, Githunguri OCPD, Ranson Lolmodon, had promised to hunt down and charge the suspects who destroyed Mr Nding’uri’s coffee plantation.