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Makueni Deputy Governor, Adelina Weeps After Wife Burns Husband in Wote

Makueni County deputy governor Adelina Mwau wasovercome by emotions when she visited a man who was burnt by his wife in Wote town.

On Monday 3rd August, 2020, John Musya (not his real name), 39, walked home from work as is routine. Musya is a driver with the Makueni county government.

In his mind, Musya expected his wife to be waiting on him with a basinful warm water for an after-work bath as usual. How wrong he was!

At exactly 8 pm when he entered his house at Shimo Estate, Wote town, his wife, Ann Mueni, 33, unexpectedly splashed boiling hot water causing him unimagined pain and severe burns on his face and upper torso.

From a hospital bed where he is recuperating, Musya told deputy governor Adelina Mwau that his wife falsely accused him of philandering before descending on him with hot water.

Mwau visited the victim on Monday 10th at a local hospital where he is undergoing treatment.

Makueni OCPD Timothy Maina said Musya was held captive in the house by the wife after the gruesome act and was unable to access medical attention for about three days.

He says it was not until Musya’s colleagues, concerned by his unusual disappearance, that a search was mounted and the suffering driver rescued and rushed to hospital.

Listening to this ordeal, Adelina Mwau held back tears as Musya narrated the chronology of events of that fateful day.

Mwau said it was unfortunate that a large number of men choose to suffer in silence in abusive relationships/marriages for fear of being branded cowards or ‘not being men enough’.

She said that the county has put in place a framework for victims of gender violence to report such cases without exposing their privacy to the public and there is no reason for men to fear.

Musya’s assailant wife has been arrested and was arraigned in Makueni Law Court on Monday 10th facing charges of assault.

She denied the charges and was freed on a cash bail of Sh. 80,000 or a bond of Sh. 150,000. The case will be mentioned on 24th August while a full hearing is set for September 1st.

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