A Kenyan woman identified as Maureen Atieno Omolo, has recounted her ordeal at the hands of her fircely
According to Omolo, who shared her horrid experience in an interview with Afrimax TV, her husband hacked off her finger and removed her eye out of jealousy.
The young woman, who had lost both her parents at a very young age, said she married at the age of 15, to get someone to help take care of her and her siblings. She noted that although she didn’t want to get married at that early age, she thought it was the only option available to her at the time.
Omolo stated that her husband adored her and never failed to fulfil his obligation to provide for the family, but he never wanted to see her talking or relating with another man. She said she became a prisoner in her husband’s house as she had to live a solitary life because her husband feared another man might snatch her from him.
She revealed that her husband also swore that he would kill her rather than let another man take her away from him. She, however, assumed that the man had simply spoken the threat out of love and envy, so she dismissed it.
She said at a point in their marriage, with her husband’s permission she got a job as a house keeper in Nairobi, and she had to leave her husband and the children behind and only visit them from time to time. However, on one of her visits she discovered her husband was already seeing another woman, which left her heartbroken, so she immediately left for Nairobi.
Following her return to Nairobi, her husband grew enraged and called, threatening to kill the kids if she didn’t return. She said she left for home right away to save her kids from being murdered.
She had to coexist with the new woman, with whom she frequently disagreed. He later, launched an attack on her with a machete that his second wife had brought to him. The mother-of-three was rushed to the hospital and fortunately she survived.