A man is reportedly on the run after he allegedly assaulted his wife after accusing her of infidelity.

The suspect from Kamatungu in Tharaka Nithi County, first inserted pepper, salt and onions in his wife’s private parts using a sharp knife before applying superglue mixed with sand to ‘seal’ it off.

According to reports by the Daily Nation, reportedly returned home from Nairobi on Saturday night and told his wife that they had to shift from their home to another location to avoid being arrested for leaving Nairobi area which is under lockdown due to Covid-19 pandemic.

The man is however said to have threatened the woman when they left the house and ordered her to undress near river Kathita.

The victim told police than her husband beat her up and ordered her to name all the men she had slept with while he was in Nairobi.

It is then that after assaulting her, that he also sealed her ears and mouth with the mixture of superglue and sand and left her at the scene in bad shape.

The woman managed to walk to Marimanti Police Station where she reported the matter before she was rushed to Marimanti Sub-County Hospital where she is receiving treatment.

Tharaka South Police Commander Kiprop Rutto said the suspect is a known criminal in the region who is being sought by police for various crimes.

“We are looking for the suspect so that he can be charged with sexual assault,” he said.

Kamatungu residents have condemned the incident and urged police to ensure the suspect faces the full force of the law.

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