Githunguri MP Gabriel Kago Mukuha has been accused of attacking and brutally injuring his wife Emily Wanjiku Gitiha on Friday night.
The incident took place at their home in Loswan Estate, Kiambu Road where the MP allegedly descended on his wife with kicks and blows inflicting serious body injuries to the lactating mother of four.
Speaking to kenyagist.com, an officer stationed at Kiambu Police Station confirmed that the matter was reported under OB number 05/27/09/18.
“The case was reported here and you can visit the station for further information,” he stated.
On her part, Emily declined to divulge further information over the phone on what transpired.
“I don’t want to talk to strangers about the matter. Kindly,” she remarked.
Other reports quote family sources alleging the MP was angered when his wife – who is a medical practitioner, informed him that she had been treated for an STI three times in under a year despite remaining faithful to him, prompting the fight.
“Kago (MP) called our mother at around 3 am and told her that we should go for ‘the malaya (prostitute) in his house’ referring to my sister or else we go pick her dead body in the morning“, a brother to the victim is quoted.
“By the time I arrived to rescue my sister, she was hiding in the servants quarter. He attacked her using an ironing box causing serious injuries all over the body“, he added.
The P3 report indicates that the wife to the MP sustained injuries on several areas including neck, scalp, thighs, upper back and that she has pain in swallowing.
The medical report also cites kicks, an iron box and blunt object as some of the objects used in the assault.
Other reports claim that Emily has been a victim of wife battering and has on several occasions been forced to seek asylum with her family.