Man, 35, hospitalised after wife bites off his lower lip during heated argument


A 35-year-old man is recuperating at the Narok County Hospital after his wife reportedly bit off his lower lip.

According to the husband, Benson Onsongo, the quarrel began when his 27-year-old wife informed him that she wanted to go visit her parents in Kisii County.

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He said the wife asked him for money to travel to her hometown for an event but he had none. This angered her and she threatened to commit suicide.

Mr. Onsongo added that, on Monday evening, while he was at work, he was informed that the woman was about to end her life by jumping into a nearby river.

She had jumped into a nearby river.

I rushed to the place and found that she had been rescued. I asked her what the problem was… but instead of answering me she grabbed me as I got close to her and bit off my lower lip then spit it out, leaving me in excruciating pain,” said Onsongo.

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“I picked up my lip from the ground and put it in a polythene bag, hoping that it would be reattached at the hospital but I have been told it is not possible. This is so inhumane… I cannot imagine that the woman I loved could do such a thing to me,”
Mr Onsongo added .

County Police Commander Adan Yunis said they are looking for the suspect, who fled after the incident.

“We are aware of the case and are looking for the woman to answer to assault charges,” said Mr Yunis.

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