He Cut Off Her Hands Because They Were Having Issues Conceiving - Then They Find Out Why

A woman in Kenya suffered unthinkable domestic violence because she didn't bear her husband any children. According to reports, he's the one who is infertile.

Jackline Mwende, 27, has terrible scars that go from her temple down to her lips. She has multiple scars on her scalp. Worst of all, she has no hands. Her arms end in bandaged stumps. As tragic as her condition is, what makes it all the more tragic is that her husband is the one who did it to her.

Stephen Ngila, 35, hacked his wife with a machete because after five years she had not given him any children.

In 2014, the couple went to a hospital and learned that he was infertile. “So the doctor advised him to attend the clinic, but he never went," explains Mwende. "Every time I reminded him to attend the clinic, he would dismiss it. He would say, ‘I will see if I will get time to go,’ then he would never go.”

In time, Ngila's bitterness grew. He drank, he became abusive and he blamed Mwende for their lack of children. One day he blew up.

“I saw him, and he told me: ‘Today is your last day,’” Mwende says. “I never thought something like this would happen to me.”

Under new laws enacted last year in Kenya, domestic violence is now illegal. Ngila has been arrested, but his family are defending him. They say Mwende was attacked by a business rival.

Source: LA Times
Photo: The Times/Reuben Kyama

Tell Us What You Think

More News Stories

If you get on conservative commentator Ann Coulter’s bad side, there’s a good chance you’re going to hear about it. That’s the situation Delta...

Several people have reported receiving a check addressed to them from Wal-Mart. Despite it looking very official, this is something you may want...

A 112-year-old veteran has been left with an empty bank account now after someone got hold of his personal information and robbed him. The family...

A chef in China who was making a dish from cobra flesh died when the snake's head bit him, more than 20 minutes after it was first cut off.

...

'Highlights' magazine has been around since 1946, delighting generations of children. Just because you're an adult doesn't mean you can't enjoy a...

Latest News Stories

Each and every day, members of law enforcement take their lives into their own hands while simply doing their jobs. That perspective is often lost...

President Trump did something at a recent luncheon that raised eyebrows. Trump, who claims he has never consumed alcohol, appeared to drink wine...

Phyllis Schlafly, a conservative commentator and constitutional lawyer, recently passed away at the age of 92. According to Western Journalism,...

Jeb Bush declared Sunday that President Trump “should stop saying things that aren’t true, that are distractions from the task at hand.”

...

A Texas wife was tired of her husband's infidelities so she decided to channel her anger into spray painting his indiscretions onto his truck....