For many people Valentine’s weekend was spent celebrating and sharing love, but for a Kenyan couple embroiled in a nasty love triangle, cupid shot a poisoned arrow.

In a grisly domestic violence incident that left the Kiganjo community, in Thika shell-shocked, the 24 year-old man, Duncan Moseti, reportedly cut his wife’s breasts before turning the knife on his own genitals, accusing her of cheating on him with his brother.

Narrating her ordeal to the Standard Media, the woman Margaret Achieng said, “At around 3am, I woke up after I felt a sharp pain in my chest. On checking, I saw my husband cutting my breast using a knife. I pushed him away and screamed for help. He then threatened to kill our baby and chop off his private parts”.

The couple was admitted in hospital where they both received treatment. However, the husband’s genitals could not be saved. The Nurse in Charge, Gladys Wanjau told Standard Media, “His private parts cannot be re-attached back to their place since he took long to get medical attention from the time he chopped them off. He is however in a stable condition”.

The incident comes on the heels of other numerous cases of crimes of passion and highlights a worrying trend across the world. In South Africa, research suggest that women are at a greater risk of being murdered by their husbands or boyfriends.

The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) and Sonke Gender Justice last week launched the #GunFreeValentine campaign in South Africa, to highlight that women are more likely to be killed by an intimate partner than by a stranger, with firearms in the home posing a specific risk.

The campaign started from 14 February and will run until International Women’s Day on 8 March.

Source: Standard Media