In Summary
  • The man also perished in the fire that killed his wife and four children.
  • Neighbours said the couple had earlier fought over money which the wife received from a self-help group.
  • Chief Mildred Chesoni, the husband was earlier seen confronting his wife at the market.

Six members of a family were burnt to death on Monday night at Tol Village in Kiminini, Trans Nzoia County after an aggrieved husband allegedly set ablaze their house.

The man also perished in the fire that killed his wife and four children.

One young girl survived the fire and was rushed to hospital after raising the alarm which attracted their neighbours at around midnight.

Neighbours said the couple had earlier fought over money which the wife received from a self-help group a day before.

Mr Jasper Nandasaba said the couple had been fighting for the last three months but efforts by friends and relatives to reconcile them bore no fruit.

"The wife has been complaining about her husband's abuse but he would say that everything was fine. So it was difficult to know actually what was really happening," he said.

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