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Mbooni Tragedy: Man douses house in kerosene with wife, baby inside

In Summary

  • Police are looking for the man accused of setting his house ablaze while wife and kid were inside.
  • Diana sustained burn injuries on her face, waist, and hands while rushing to rescue the baby.

A 23-year-old woman and her baby, 2, escaped death by a whisker on Saturday night after her husband allegedly set their house ablaze.

Daina Mutiso sustained serious injuries on her face, waist and hands after she braved the raging fire to save her little girl Olivia, who miraculously escaped unscathed.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) reports that on the fateful day in a village in Mbooni, Makueni County, Davis Matata, 24, had arrived home drunk at around 11 pm and picked a quarrel with her wife over unknown reasons.

“Minutes later, the quarrelsome Matata reached for a bottle of Kerosene in the house and doused all house hold goods with the fuel before setting it ablaze,” reports the DCI.

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After setting the house on fire, Matata reportedly ran off leaving his wife and kid at the mercy of the raging inferno.

The woman is currently receiving treatment at a local hospital in Mbooni.


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