Rongai woman dies after husband tortures, sets her ablaze

Salome Kanini who succumbed to burns at Kenyatta national hospital on January 10, 2018. /Kurgat Marindany
Salome Kanini who succumbed to burns at Kenyatta national hospital on January 10, 2018. /Kurgat Marindany

A woman who was tortured by her husband in Ongata Rongai has succumbed her injuries at Kenyatta National Hospital.

Salome Kanini

was tied up and burnt on Friday after a domestic quarrel.

Ongata Rongai OCPD Silas Ringera said on Thursday that Salome died on Wednesday evening.

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Her husband, Stanley Nduati, a PSV driver on the Kiserian-Nairobi route, is said to have separated from her in October last year.

Police said the man called her to collect money for their child’s uniform in Ongata Rongai where he has rented a house.

"The woman was living with her mother in Kiserian and when she was called to collect the money, she requested her brother to accompany her

"On arrival, Nduati pulled her into the house, locked the door from inside and started beating her mercilessly.

When the woman’s brother attempted to open the house through a hole in the door, he was stabbed with a knife."

Ringera said they believed the man tied the woman up before setting her on fire in his house.

“When he struggled with the woman in the house, her brother called for assistance from the public who rushed to rescue her. When he realised people had begun to gather outside as others broke through the window, the suspect opened the door and escaped."

The OCPD said the suspect went to hide in another house for fear of being lynched by the public.

Police later arrested him and arraigned him at the Ngong court for attempted murder.

The woman, he said, suffered 80 per cent burns and doctors were unable to save her life.

She has left behind two children.

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