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Man rushed to hospital after attempting to circumcise himself

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A middle aged man has been rushed to the hospital after he ’circumcised’ himself.

Kathenya Riungu from Ntulili area in Maara sub county, Tharaka Nithi had to be taken to hospital after he was found bleeding profusely.

Riungi was found by his wife who then raised the alarm.

Men from the village arrived at the scene and rushed him to Chuka County Referral Hospital.

The wife had allegedly told the neighbors that her husband was not circumcised and had planned to look for someone to do it.

On Saturday, about 100 men stormed his home to confirm the information but the father of three managed to flee to the nearby bushes.

“According to the report, the man circumcised himself using a razor blade but did not do it in the right way seriously injuring himself in the process,” said Maara OCPD Johnston Kabusia.

He said they had launched investigation to confirm exactly what happened.

Chuka County Referral Hospital Medical superintendent, Maurine Ogeto said the victim was treated and allowed to return home.

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