In Summary
  • Ms Lucy Nyira sustained burns on the face, neck, chest, upper limbs and part of the back.
  • The suspect was later arrested and taken to Teachers Police Post in Menengai before being transferred to Central Police Station in Nakuru.

A 26-year-old woman who was doused in petrol and set on fire by her husband in Nakuru, has died.

Ms Lucy Nyira, who had gone to Nairobi to collect clothes for sale, was burnt for allegedly returning late from the city on Saturday.

She was admitted to Nakuru Level Five Hospital with 25 per cent burns.  

The hospital’s Medical Superintend Dr Joseph Mburu said the patient died on Friday morning while undergoing treatment.

BURNS

The mother of two sustained burns on the face, neck, chest, upper limbs and part of the back. Neighbours alleged her husband doused her in petrol on her before setting her on fire. 

Mr George Kuria, a neighbour, said Ms Nyira’s husband who is a mechanic at Nakuru’s Free Area Trading Centre, was heard insulting his wife at around 7pm.

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