James Kifo Muriuki, a 30-year-old Kenyan man, who sealed his wife’s private part with super glue, has been arrested by security operatives days after they launched a manhunt for him.
It was reported that the suspect had accused his wife of infidelity, before luring her to Kathita River, where he threatened to kill her if she refuses to abide by his orders.
He then added pepper, salt and onions in his wife’s vagina using a sharp knife, after which he applied superglue mixed with sand to seal it off.
Muriuki, who has been on the run since May 16, 2020, when he committed the heinous act, was arrested at his hideout in Kaningo, Kitui County, by a combined team from Directorate of Criminal Investigations Tseikuru, Special Crimes Unit and DCI Tharaka South.
The country’s Directorate of Criminal Investigations tweeted:
“30-Year-Old James Kifo Muriuki, who on 16th May, 2020 horridly dehumanized his wife, has this morning been arrested from his hideout at Kaningo in Kitui County by a combined team of @DCI_Kenya Detectives from Special Crime Unit, DCI Tseikuru and DCI Tharaka South.
“The DCI said further investigations led to the arrest of one James Murogi Maingi who is known for practising witchcraft within Kaningo. James Kifo Muriuki was found in his apartment at the time of his arrest.”
The DCI also tweeted:
“Further investigations by @DCI_Kenya Detectives have led to the arrest of James Murogi Maingi who is known for practising witchcraft within Kaningo, and in whose residence James Kifo Muriuki was found at the time of his arrest.
“The 1st suspect has also been found to have two previous related cases and is usually released in unclear circumstances whenever he is arraigned. Appropriate charges to be preferred on the two accomplices once investigations are completed.
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“The suspect will be charged accordingly once the necessary police procedure is complete.”