Husband sets self on fire after disagreeing with his wife in Bomet

Husband sets self on fire after disagreeing with his wife in Bomet
File photo of a fire burning down a building. PHOTO | COURTESY

ResidentsResidents of Mangoita Village in Konoin sub-county are still reeling from shock after a 28-year-old man set himself on fire on Monday night.

Reports say the man had returned home drunk from a traditional initiation ceremony before the incident.

According to Konoin sub-county Police boss Alex Shikondi, Boniface Kirui picked a quarrel with his wife and some relatives before locking himself in a timber shed.

His family said he then set a mattress and some cushions on fire.

Efforts by the villagers to put out the fire were fruitless on the account of the amount of smoke billowing from the house.

According to the area chief John Chepkwony, the deceased had been contemplating suicide on account of a series of nasty domestic squabbles.

He had been in a nasty fall out with his mother before the Monday evening incident.

“We are told his mother was no longer living in the same compound with the man due to his violent behavior towards members of the family, he had recently been in a fight with one of his relatives,” Mr. Chepkwony said.

Police officers attached to Mogogosiek police station visited the scene and moved the body to Kapkatet mortuary.


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