A 26-year-old Kenyan woman, Ruth Gakii, who was severely brutalised by her husband who works with the United nations, has called on the world body to make sure she gets justice, reports Capital News.
Speaking from a hospital bed at the Nairobi Women’s Hospital in Hurlingham, Gakii called for the world body to ‘come out and condemn’ the violence she alleges was meted out by her Papua New Guinea partner and father of her three-year-old son.
Gakii accused the man, identified as Alphonse, of having repeatedly assaulted her even when she was pregnant, complicating it and forcing her to undergo a caesarean section.
She claims that the man, with whom she’s embroiled is a custody battle, kicked and punched her without provocation, when he dropped her son off at her Jacaranda Gardens residence.
“He accused me of being disrespectful when I moved to change my son out of his wet clothes.
I reported the incident to the Kiambiu Police the same day but as far as I know, he remains a free man with my son in his custody.
He once slapped me in front of my mother because he didn’t find the meat the house help had cooked tender enough.
When the neighbours came to my aid on the day he beat me, he said he paid the rent and so could do as he pleased in his house. That’s not a man who’s afraid of the law.
I am not going to give up my son. I gave birth to him. Alphonse once even offered me Sh2 million for him and I refused,” Gakii narrated.