A 28-year-old woman has been arrested after she allegedly burnt her son for misplacing Sh100 in Bar-Kowino village in Bondo, Siaya county.
Judith Anyango was arrested by members of the public, who were irritated by her move to burn the hands of her eight-year-old son Maricus Otieno. According to area community policing committee chairman Juma Abuko, the suspect had sent the boy to buy some items from a nearby shop. But he lost the money along the way.
When the boy returned home to report what had happened, Anyango tied his hands and poured paraffin on them before setting them ablaze. Neighbours who heard the boy scream for help quickly responded and rescued him. But not before he had sustained serious burns. Bondo police boss Paul Kiarie confirmed the incident and said the woman was in police custody. She is expected to be arraigned in court today.
Courtesy Eric Oloo