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Man Arrested in Kenya for allegedly setting his mother ablaze

Kenyan Police have arrested a man, Jeff Onyango Nyawada suspected of killing his mother in Migingo village, Kadibo Sub-County.

Nyawada, 27, is suspected to have set his mother ablaze after dousing her with paraffin, in unclear circumstances.

According to a Police statement via its official Twitter handle, Stephen Allan Nyawada, the brother of the suspect, had gone to visit their mother Roseline Atieno Nyawada who is the Deputy Principal of Migingo Girls High school.

Upon arriving at his mother’s doorstep, Stephen the suspect’s brother made several frantic attempts to have the door opened, but his knocks went unanswered since it had been locked from inside.

A few minutes later, he heard some movements from inside the house and after a while, Onyango opened the door.

With apprehension exhibited all over his brother’s face, Stephen’s intuition told him that something was amiss, police statement read.

He immediately stepped inside the house looking for his mother in the living room and bedroom to no avail.

But on approaching the bathroom, he stumbled on the charred remains of his mother.

Officers from Rabuor Police station were informed of the incident and they responded immediately.

The police officers recovered paraffin in a mug and noted that the bathroom’s walls had been blackened with a smudge soot.

Also recovered from the scene was a kitchen knife besides the woman’s body and a lantern lamp with an open knob. All the recovered items have been kept as exhibit.

The body of the deceased has since been moved to a morgue within the county pending autopsy. Meanwhile, the suspect is cooling his heels at a police facility.

SourceDCI Kenya

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