Man Attempts To Kill Wife For Not Giving Birth To Male Children
A man who allegedly tries to murder his wife for not giving birth to boys, is been sorted for by the Police in Nyamira area of Kenya.
The suspect, Joash Misati, was reported to have locked his wife, Rebecca Kerubo and three daughters inside their house in Bonyamatuta Chache location in Kenya, set it ablaze and fled, leaving them for dead, reports Kenya’s Citizentv.
But fortunately, the woman’s eldest daughter, who was in a separate house within the compound, came to their rescue and opened the door before the incident could turn fatal.
The fire could, however, not be contained as the entire house burned to the ground.
Speaking to Citizen TV crew at her home, the woman said they were forced to seek shelter at a neighbour’s house where they spent the night.
“I’m just worried that my entire struggle to build my home is now in ashes and I’m homeless simply because of the archaic Abagusii cultural belief that a woman who cannot give birth to boys has no worth in a home,” she said.
Area Chief, Tesling Okinya, confirmed the incident; saying he is working with the police to have the suspect arrested.