Police in Kiminini, Trans Nzoia county, have launched a manhunt for a middle-aged woman who allegedly torched her family home on Thursday morning.
Edina Ng’eno from Baraton area is accused of setting ablaze her matrimonial home. Neighbours say she was angered by her husband, Elijah Nandwa Lomeni, who recently married a second wife.
Ng’eno had fallen out with her husband, and had even sort refuge at a friend’s place.
She reportedly spent Wednesday night at the friend’s place. She then returned at her home on Thursday morning around 9:30 am when the husband was not at work and their children were at school, and torched the house.
Fortunately, neighbours and fire fighters from the county headquarters responded quickly to manage the fire before it could destroy the entire property.