The man suspected of chopping the hands of his wife of seven years because they could not have children was on Monday charged with attempted murder.
Stephen Ngila Nthenge, 34, was arraigned at Wamunyu law courts where he denied the charge. He will be remanded until August 5.
The man had attacked Ms Jackline Mwende, 27, of Kathama village, Masii in Machakos County with a panga on the evening of July 24 over not having a child.
Besides chopping her hands, he also cut her on the head and face.
The man, a tailor at Masii town, had moved out of their matrimonial house three months ago and only returned on July 24 to stage the attack.