The Kenyan man accused of stabbing his wife in the face said sh tried to commit suicide.
The Kenyan man who allegedly stabbed his wife on the face with a knife that was left stuck in her skull, Mohammed Deeq, has told a court that he was not the one that stabbed her but that she tried to commit suicide.
Naoirobi News report that the woman, Fatuma Ibrahim, a mother of four, had to be operated upon by doctors at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH), Nairobi, after she was airlifted there from the Wajir District Hospital, where the knife was pulled out of her face where it had lodge.
KNH Chief Executive Officer, Lily Koros, while addressing the media on Friday afternoon, said the surgery was done on Ibrahim at about midnight to remove the knife lodged in her skull after the attack.
The knife that was removed from Fatuma Ibrahim's head
Photo Credit: Nairobi News
Koros informed newsmen that the 32 year-old woman, was beaten and stabbed several times by her husband, and that apart from the knife in her face, she also suffered wounds on her thigh, abdomen and arms.
Meanwhile, her husband who was charged to a Wajir Court today, pleaded not guilty to the charge. He told Resident Magistrate Bildad Rongocho, that he was trying to stop his wife from committing suicide.
The magistrate however, ordered that Deeq be remanded until January 13, 2016 when the case will be mentioned.
Kenyans on social media have reacted to the gruesome incident by demanding justice for Ibrahim under the hashtag #JusticeForFatuma.