4 Women Burnt Severely Burnt after Estranged Boyfriend Sets House Ablaze

Four women are nursing serious burn wounds in hospital after the house they were residing in was set ablaze as they slept. Speaking to members of the press from the Cottage Hospital, the women shared that petrol was poured at their door at about 2 am.

Winnie Chepkorir, 30, claimed that her estranged boyfriend had earlier in the day threatened to harm her if she refused to go back to him.“I had been living with him for eight months but last week we differed and I fled his house at Suswa trading centre.

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He has been pursuing me but I told him that I will never get back to him. I suspect he could be behind the incident,” said Ms Chepkorir.

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Chepkorir, who hails from Mekenyu in Narok South and was working as a waiter at a hotel in Suswa town, said one of them managed to open the door, enabling them to escape the burning house.

Neighbors rushed to their aid and took them to the hospital. The three other women were identified as Monica Nyambura, 38, Diana Chepkemoi, 32 and Nancy Chepkemoi, also 32.Nancy said she had invited Chepkorir to live with them after learning that she had left her boyfriend.

Medics at the hospital said the women sustained between 15 and 30 per cent burns on their faces, hands and legs but were in stable condition.

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Narok North OCPD Joseph Kisombe said police had launched a manhunt for the suspect, who could face arson and attempted murder charges.

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