Eldoret woman pours boiling water on step sons thighs

A woman is likely to be charged in connection to a minor taken to the hospital with first degree burns.

Eldoret police say the woman is accused of throwing hot water on a 7-year-old boy after an undisclosed matter.

A manhunt is underway for the woman after burning her step child with hot water on his thighs.

Kapseret OCPD Francis Warui says the woman went into hiding after the incident and the 7 year old boy was rescued from their house.

The minor was rushed to the Moi Referral Hospital for medical attention for the burn.

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He says cases of abuses against children are on the rise in the region.

Elsewhere, A police officer attached to Moiben Polices station in Uasin Gishu
County shot himself dead last night at the police station.

The 35 year old office identified as Jairus Kiprotich turned his gun
on himself as he was returning home from night duty.

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Moiben OCPD Jamleck Ngaruiya said the officer had three month ago
lostg his wife and had just resumed duty adding that they are
investigating the incident.

Samwel Karanei who is father to the deceased said the officer appeared
frustrated with problems which he did not disclose to anyone.

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