Women’s Hospital on Tuesday, January 19) sustained burns after her
husband doused paraffin on her and set her on fire over a love text
suffered 63% burns and has wounds on the neck, arms, breast, thorax,
abdomen, back and legs. She depends on the nurses to feed, dress the
wounds and bathe.
County, Kenya said she had been married for 12 years before the incident
business of selling vegetables and prepared dinner for her children and
her estranged husband, aged 33. However, just before they went to bed,
her husband’s phone started ringing but he kept ignoring the calls.
Awinja said she picked the phone after a message came through and was
shocked to see a love message from a woman.
lit a match stick, setting her on fire. Awinja said she started crying
for help and her neighbours rushed her to Coptic Hospital in Maseno.
claiming I had burnt myself under unclear circumstances,” said Awinja
say they are still looking for the suspect. Emuhaya police boss Benson
Kilonzo said Awinja recorded a statement and police have intensified
search to arrest and charge the suspect with assault. Kilonzo condemned
the act, saying it is inhuman and called on married people to find
better ways of solving disputes.
called for the arrest and prosecution of her husband, saying he had
abused her several times. “I want him arrested and justice served.
Source: Standard Digital