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Woman survives 17 stab wounds in marital row - 6 days ago, 01:30

Lydiah Nyawira

As Peninah Wangechi lay in her hospital bed, she acknowledged that it was a miracle she was still alive.

The 30-year-old woman, who was recuperating after being stabbed 17 times, told The Standard that her husband was responsible for her injuries.

For the past seven years, she claimed, her marriage to Samuel Ndirangu, with whom she has three children, has been a living hell.

“He has threatened to kill me many times, but I have never taken him seriously,” she said.

On Tuesday last week, Wangechi said, a family friend called her and Ndirangu for a meeting to try and resolve their marital problems.

Two days later, at around midnight, Wangechi said they engaged in another bitter quarrel. This time it was about money. Ndirangu was demanding that she quit her clerical job at a local savings and credit co-operative.

“I never took the threats seriously but this ...
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