A 35-year-old woman identified as Lydiah Ochanda was bathed with hot water following a fight with her neighbour, when she asked why her child was beaten by the neighbor’s child.
The victim sustained severe burns on the left side of her face and hand, was initially taken to a local hospital and later transferred to Kenyatta National Hospital for specialised treatment.
She said her only crime was that she had gone to follow up on complaints by her four-and-half-year-old daughter that she had been beaten up by the neibhour’s 10-year-old boy.
“When I knocked on the door and called out my neibghour, the door was opened and I was dragged inside. The woman then poured hot water on my face as she repeatedly hit me on the head with an object, which looked like a knife,” she said.
By the time she managed to escape from her attackers, she was bleeding and her face was scalded.