A 24-year-old woman in Kenya is currently in severe pains after her estranged husband poured hot water mixed with boiling oil on her for refusing to take him back.
The woman identified as Winnie Wambua claims that her middle-aged partner, Henry Mugonda, whom she had separated with for nearly one year, confronted her at her hair salon in Kiembeni, Kisauni Sub-County, and demanded she lets him back in her life, K24 Digital reports.
“On December 13, he came to my workplace and asked if I could reunite with him. Just like before, I said ‘no’ to his request. He got angry, and told me: ‘I will ensure I inflict on you the same pain that I am feeling for losing you’. He, thereafter, walked out of the salon and went to a nearby building, where I had seen him store a kitchen stove. I did not know why he had carried a cooking appliance with him,”
“After 30 minutes, he came back to the hair salon carrying a jug that contained a mixture of hot water and cooking oil, and scalded me with the liquid,” said Wambua, who added: “Based on his actions, he had pre-planned the whole attack.”
Wambua sustained burn injuries to her face, shoulder and chest.
She claims that after committing the offence, her estranged spouse took off on a waiting bodaboda.
Police have tracked down the suspect to the Kenya-Tanzania border in Horohoro, which is located in Kenya’s South Coast.