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Tharaka Nithi man who sealed wife’s genitals with super glue arrested

A man who sexually assaulted his wife and later sealed her private parts with super glue has been arrested.

According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, James Kifo Muriuki was traced and arrested at Kaningo, Kitui County where he was hiding after the inhumane act.

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A combined team of DCI officers from the special crime unit, DCI Tseikuru and DCI Tharaka South pounced on the culprit on Thursday morning, May 21.

“30-year-old James Kifo Muriuki, who on 16th May, 2020 horridly dehumanized his wife has this morning been arrested from his hideout at Kaningo in Kitui County by a combined team of DCI detectives from Special Crime Unit, DCI Tseikuru and DCI Tharaka South,” DCI wrote on Twitter.

According to reports, the suspect returned home from Nairobi on Saturday night, May 16 and told his wife they needed to shift to another location to avoid being arrested for leaving Nairobi area which is under lockdown over the COVID-19 pandemic.

He later lured her wife in the dead of the night to River Kathita where he ordered her to strip naked and tell him all the men she had slept with while he was in Nairobi.

On being hesitant, she was beaten by the suspect who also sprayed pepper and applied salt on her genitals further sealing her ears and mouth with the mixture of superglue and sand and left her for dead

She, however, managed to trudge to Marimanti Police Station where she reported the incident.

She was then rushed to Marimanti Sub-County Hospital where she is receiving treatment.

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The DCI said Muriuki will be charged accordingly once necessary police procedure is complete.

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