8-year-old girl hospitalised after father sets house on fire


8-year-old girl hospitalised after father sets house on fire
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An eight-year-old girl is admitted at Kombewa Sub-district hospital in Kisumu County with burn injuries after her father set their house ablaze.

The man, Stephen Otieno Ouma, is said to have locked himself inside the house with the minor before setting the house on fire after having a quarrel with the wife.

Senior Assistant Chief of Caleb Apondi Okuom of East Othany sub location said the Sunday 5 am incident attracted neighbours who rushed to intervene after the girl raised an alarm.

Chief Apondi said the duo were rescued but the house got burnt to ashes, adding that both the father and the daughter survived with burn wounds.

After the fire incident, the man is then reported to have attempted suicide by taking poison before he was rescued and taken to hospital. He is also admitted at Kombewa Sub-district hospital under police custody.

 

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