A 48-year-old man is in police custody after he was arrested for physically assaulting his teenage daughter.
Kamau Nyaga from Mwea, Kirinyaga county, Kenya is currently being held at Wang’uru police station following the accusation.
Kamau reportedly assaulted his 15-year-old daughter with a panga seriously injuring her after he saw her talking to a teenage boy.
The suspect was allegedly disciplining his daughter following the incident.
A neighbor alerted the police after hearing screams coming from Kamau’s home.
Mwea East OCPD, Kizito Mutoro, confirmed the incident saying Kamau was arrested on Saturday evening following a tip-off from a village elder.
The teenage girl suffered injuries on her right leg and hands with major cuts on her head.
Kizito said the girl was stable after receiving treatment at a local hospital and discharged.
“The girl was treated and released to go home after the doctors confirmed that she was in a stable condition,” said Kizito.