The Arrest: “30-year-old James Kifo Muriuki who on Saturday horridly dehumanized his wife has been arrested from his hideout at Kaningo in Kitui County by a combined team of DCI detectives from Special Crime Unit, DCI Tseikuru, and DCI Tharaka South”, confirms Directorate of Criminal Investigations in their official Twitter page.
This successfully brings an end to five-day manhunt mounted by police after news filtered through that the man had sexually abused his wife who was later taken to Marimanti level four hospital for treatment.
The DCI confirms that Kifo had arrived at Kaningo both as a hideout and as a place to seek satanic forces that will make his tracing for eventual serving of justice to his wife and two year old child impossible.
“Further investigations by the DCI Kenya shows detectives have led to the arrest of James Murogi Maingi who is known for practicing witchcraft within Kaningo, and in whose residence James Kifo Muriuki was found at the time of his arrest”, wrote DCI on its verified Twitter account.
Police sources say that Kifo has a dark past given that he has two previous related cases and is usually released in unclear circumstances wherever he is arraigned.
For now, investigations into the matter are still ongoing and police say that Kifo will be “charged accordingly once necessary police procedure is complete”.
On May 16, Tharaka South Police Commander Kiprop Rutto confirmed a case of domestic abuse where James Kifo Muriuki, a Kamatungu village man ruthlessly poured salt, onions, and pepper in his wife’s private parts and sexually abused her using a razor-sharp knife.
As if that was not enough, James Muruiki went ahead and sealed his wife’s genitals using a superglue. The case was recorded under Occurrence Book number OB4/17/5/2020
The incident happened near Kathita River. While acting on orders to avoid being killed, the woman was forced to undress.
As soon as the lady stripped, the husband who had arrived from Nairobi, a Covid-19 hotspot, started beating her up.
The man, it is reported, ordered the woman to enumerate all the men she had gone to bed with while he was in Kenya’s capital city.