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Sat May 28 06:03:43 SAST 2016

Man sets wife alight after she discovers proof of his infidelity on his cellphone

Agency staff | 20 January, 2016 12:46
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A 27-year-old Kenyan woman is nursing wounds she sustained after her husband set her ablaze over a text message.

Dorcas Awinja says her husband of 10 years, Paul Alubale, set her on fire after she discovered through a text message that he was cheating on her.

"His mobile phone rang twice but he did not want to answer even after I asked him to. Then a text message came and since he was drunk, I went to read [it]," she narrated, revealing that he was cheating with her brother's wife.

Awinja said they quarreled for a while, after which he went to sleep. But when she joined him in bed, he doused her with paraffin and lit a match, setting her on fire.

Neighbours who responded to her distress call forced the husband to take her to hospital.

While at the hospital, Daily Nation reports that the husband excused himself on the pretext that he was going to look for money only to call Awinja's father saying that she had attempted suicide.

Then he went missing.

The incident, which took place in Vihiga County in September 2015, left Awinja with 63% burns on the neck, arms, breasts, abdomen, back and legs.

However, a video by K24 reveals that Awinja is recuperating well at the Nairobi Women’s Hospital Nakuru.

Source: News24

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