Third wife burns husband to death in Meru


Police in Igembe Central, Meru County are looking for a middle-aged woman who allegedly set on fire her husband’s house, leading to the man’s death Tuesday.

Confirming the incident to eDaily, Athiru Rujine area chief Joshua Mungathia said the deceased Chritsopher Kimani had married the suspect Helen Kawira as third wife.

Mr Mungathia said the woman locked her husband inside the house; and set the structure on fire before taking off to an unknown destination. Mr Kimani was burnt beyond recognition. His body was taken to Meru Level 5 Hospital mortuary.

Neighbours have condemned the Tuesday act, asking men to shun from polygamous marriages.

Chief Mungathia said the matter has been reported to authorities


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