An AP officer escaped death narrowly after Embu residents tried to lynch him for attacking his ex-wife for allegedly refusing to reconcile with him.

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Miriam Wanja, 32, said Kennedy Odhiambo waylaid her as she was heading to work and started beating her up before good Samaritans rescued her.

The Star reports that Miriam suffered injuries on her head and fractured her left arm from the attack.

And still Odhiambo followed her to Embu Teaching and Referral Hospital on Tuesday and continued to beat her to the bewilderment of other patients who were queuing outside the X-ray Department.

Members of the public pursued the officer baying for his blood but he escaped.

Wanja’s sister Judy Njoki said she received a call from her sister that she was being attacked by her husband while on her way to work in Muthatari village. She said she rushed there and Odhiambo also beat her up. Njoki said Odhiambo publicly threatened to kill them.

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Wanja is nursing hand fractures she reportedly sustained from the attack.
She said she fears for her life as Odhiambo had threatened to shoot her and her siblings if she does not reconcile with him.

Embu West police boss said Wanja reported the matter to the Embu police station and officers are investigating. Wanja said she separated from Odhiambo because he beat her regularly.

She said that her ex-husband, who works at Kathiranga AP post in Meru county, took their five-year-old daughter and she has been unable to get her because he threatened her.

Martin Njagi, a neighbour, called for dismissal of the officer from the force for abusing his office and publicly threatening to shoot dead his former wife.

He said the officer should be arrested so that he does not kill his ex-wife.

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