On July 24, 2016, Stephen Ngila, 34, chopped off the hands of Jackline Mwende, 27, over her inability to conceive after seven years of marriage. “I could not understand why he was blaming me yet we had gone to hospital last year and the doctors had said he was the one with issues, which could be corrected.
He moved out of our house three months ago and came back on Sunday (July 24) at around 8.30pm. When I opened the door, he said ‘today is your last day’ and started slashing me with the panga,” said Mwende.
She said Ngila refused to follow up on his treatment. Relatives, who want the husband to face the full wrath of the law, say Mwende had always wanted to leave her abusive husband but was being persuaded, by her pastor, to stay back.