A Kenyan couple had an unhappy Valentine’s Day weekend after Duncan Moseti attacked his wife’s breasts and then cut off his own penis.
The 24-year-old Thika resident became convinced his wife was cheating and thought the best solution was to cut off his manhood.
“He said he had reliable information that I was having an affair with his brother,” wife Margaret Achieng said, according to Standard, a Kenyan digital news source.
Achieng cooked dinner and the couple of two years retired to bed, but the mother of one woke up around 3 a.m. Saturday morning after feeling a sharp pain in her chest.
“On checking, I saw my husband cutting my breast using a knife. I pushed him away and screamed for help. He then threatened to kill our baby and chop off his private parts,” she said.
The freaked-out 20-year-old ran to get the neighbors and the returned to find Moseti surrounded by a pool of blood — he’d chopped off his penis and chucked it out the window.
“We were shocked by the act since they have been living in peace. There has never been any sign of domestic violence since they came here early this month,” said neighbor Lydia Mwikali.
Hospital medical staff later determined that the poor man’s anatomy couldn’t be reattached.
“His private parts cannot be re-attached back to their place since he took long to get medical attention from the time he chopped them off,” a nurse said.
“He is, however, in a stable condition.”
Achieng’s cuts were not deep, so she survived the ordeal, too.
Moseti’s brother denied having an affair, calling the allegations “malicious” and “mere propaganda.’ He also said that his sibling was having “problems” and had tried to kill himself last year.