A 35-year-old woman in Kakamega District is hospitalized serious injuries after she was thoroughly beaten up by her neighbours who accused her of poisoning their chicken to death.
According to an eye witness who recorded a video capturing the beating, the chicken died shortly after it had been spotted in the victim’s homestead sparking the owner’s wrath.
The owner of the chicken is then reported to have mobilized her children to attack the woman, accusing her of poisoning the bird.
“Ndugu yangu mdogo alipata kuku hapa akaipeleka kwa jirani, vile aliipeleka huyo mama akasema mama yangu mdogo ameiwekea sumu. Akatoka na kisirani akaambia watoto wake wote wakuje na marungu ndio wakaanza kumchapa,” said Mary Khavetsa, the witness.
Other neighbours were forced to intervene and rush the woman to hospital after which the matter was reported to the area chief.
The victim denied any wrongdoing with her husband, Herron Inched calling for action against those who assaulted his wife.
“Hii iilikua ni mpango walikua nayo ya kumchapa bibi yangu na wametekeleza. Mimi sirudi nyuma hadi sheria ifanyike,” said the husband.