Ms Watiri Mwaniki who was attacked by her lover with a panga being transferred from Mukurwe-ini sub-county.
Residents of Thangathi, Mukurwe-ini sub-county in Nyeri county were left in shock on Saturday evening after a 40-year old woman was brutally attacked with a panga by his lover.
Ms Watiri Mwaniki was slashed more than five times on her head and face by his lover who happens to be a son of a local pastor.
According to one of the neighbors Mercy Wainaina, the couples had a quarrel on Saturday evening after a daylong drinking spree.
Ms Mwaniniki a mother of two was rushed to the hospital by neighbors, however, the pastor's son fled the scene with the police conducting a manhunt for him.
Hospital clinical officer Winnie Njoki said Ms Mwaniki sustained deep cuts on the head, face, and hands.
"Her skull also suffered injuries and she was bleeding profusely, her fingers were almost chopped off while her face was severely injured. All her clothes were bloody and she was even violent during treatment due to being drunk," said Njoki.
She was later transferred to Tumutumu Mission hospital for specialised treatment.