Man chops off sister in- law's palm in Kisii

Kisii Woman Representative Janeth Ongera (in spectacles) consoles Eunice Moraa at the Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital.
A 30-year-old woman, Eunice Moraa is recuperating at Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital after a relative allegedly chopped off her palm on Saturday.

The victim says the suspect has been fighting her over family land at Sengera area in Bomachoge Chache.

According to Moraa, the suspect was against her tilling a section of the land that is alleged to have been in contention.

"He has been beating me every time I visit the farm. I was cutting nappier grass when he approached me with a machete. Nobody was at home when he committed the crime," said Moraa.

The suspect remains at large.

Kisii Woman Representative Janet Ongera visited the victim at her hospital bed and called for the immediate arrest of the suspect. "These cases have become a menace in our community. I call upon our leaders to come out and speak against these vices."

According to Ms Ongera, her office in collaboration with the County Government will open a rescue center where GBV victims will be housed.

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"The police and the County Commissioner must up their game and ensure that perpetrators of such crimes are arrested and charged. A number of the perpetrators are walking freely in the community," she said.

KTRH Chief Executive Officer Dr Enock Ondari said the hospital receives more than 200 GBV cases every month. "We have a holding room at the hospital where we conduct guidance and counseling for the victims."

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