Man sets his wife ablaze for coming home late

A 25-year-old woman identifed as Lucy Nyira is reportedly nursing serious injuries at the Nakuru Level 5 Hospital after her husband, Bernard Kariha, set her on fire for coming home late.


The incident occured on Saturday night ( September 28 )at Kiratina village in Nakuru County, Kenya.

Lucy had travelled to Nairobi on Friday to purchase goods for sale and went back the next day. When an argument continued between herself and her husband , he angrily doused her with petrol, set her ablaze before locking her inside the house to die.

Lucy was rushed to the hospital by neighbours who went to rescue her. Doctors confirmed that the patient suffered burns on the face, arms, legs and upper body but is out of danger.

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According to Citizen TV, the later also accussed her husband of 3 years, 24-year-old Bernard Kariha has been abusive before.

Nakuru County Police Commander Stephen Matu later confirmed that the suspect is in police custody pending investigations.

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