By Kenan Miruka
Some residents of a town in Kisii County beat up a mechanic who caught his wife in the act with a youthful tailor, leaving him critically injured.
The soft-spoken mechanic, who works at a garage in Kisii town, is currently admitted at a private hospital in the South Rift nursing lower back injuries he sustained during the incident.
The father of three had been hearing stories about his wife’s clandestine love affair with the tailor at their rented house 20 kilometres away from Kisii town.
On that fateful day, the mechanic left his house early pretending to leave for his daily duties. He, however, returned and spent time at a local tea kiosk.
A few minutes after 10am, the tailor entered the mechanic’s house armed with a quarter kilo of beef, which his ‘lover’ proceeded to cook.
The mechanic, who had been following the developments through an informer, waited until the lovebirds had eaten and entered the bedroom before approaching his house.
The visibly exasperated mechanic bought a kitchen knife at a local supermarket and hid it in his coat pocket before storming his house. To his utter disbelief, he found the duo in his matrimonial bed.
All hell broke loose as the mechanic descended on the tailor with kicks and blows before tying him up. He began cutting him up with the knife prompting the tailor to scream, attracting the attention of traders and shopkeepers in the neighbourhood.
The wife took advantage of the confusion and fled. Neighbours who arrived were shocked to see the well-known tailor drenched in blood as the mechanic continued his vicious attacks.