A 52-year-old man who was receiving treatment at the Nakuru Level Five Hospital after his manhood was allegedly chopped off by his wife on Saturday night is dead.

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Reports on Nation indicate that the man identified as David Ngugi Gakuru died on Sunday.

His death was confirmed by the hospital's superintendent who said a post-mortem will be conducted to establish cause of death.

"The patient had sustained injuries on the head and other parts of his body. We are going to conduct a post-mortem [exam] to ascertain the real cause of his death,” Dr Mburu said as quoted by Nation.

The man was admitted at the facility on Saturday after he was reportedly attacked by his wife was, who allegedly cut his manhood.

Reports on Nation indicate that the Saturday evening incident attracted the attention of neighbours who rushed to the victim's house, only to find him lying on the floor in a pool of blood.

The wife was arrested and taken to Bondeni police station. She is expected to be presented in court and charged.