The man suspected of chopping the hands of his wife of seven years because they could not have children was on Monday charged with attempted murder.
Stephen Ngila Nthenge, 34, was arraigned at Wamunyu law courts where he denied the charge. He will be remanded until August 5.
The man had attacked Ms Jackline Mwende, 27, of Kathama village, Masii in Machakos County with a panga on the evening of July 24 over not having a child.
Besides chopping off her hands, he also inflicted deep cuts her on the head and face.
The man, a tailor at Masii town, had moved out of their matrimonial house three months earlier and only returned on July 24 to carry out the attack.
“I could not understand why he was blaming me yet we had gone to hospital last year and the doctors had said he was the one with issues, which could be corrected,” Ms Mwende said at her father’s Kathama home, where she now lives after being discharged from Machakos Level 5 Hospital on last Friday.
The man was arrested on Monday July 25 at around 1pm in Machakos town hours after he fled his home in Masii.