Mombasa,KENYA:Police in Likoni Mombasa County have launched a manhunt for a woman who allegedly burnt her husband and seriously injured him for having an affair with another woman.
Bruce Omondi suffered serious burns to the face, torso and his manhood on the eve of Christmas.
He told reporters his wife identified as Evelyn Atieno, 30 and a mother of three, woke up on Christmas day and went to the shop where she bought two litres of cooking oil and boiled it before scolding him.
Omondi further claims his wife has been subjecting him to beatings for coming home late from work
“We had quarrel the night before. She called me a malaya (prostitute) and whenever I came late from work, she would beat and chase me “, said a distress Omondi.
He says on the fateful day, his wife boiled the cooking oil and poured it on him while he was sleeping. This is after quarreling about food the previous night.
“I came late that day and found her asleep. I asked her why she had not cooked but she told me to go and eat from prostitutes”, he narrated.
The victim said his wife woke up earlier than usual and lit a stove outside their house where she boiled the cooking oil and poured it on his face and abdomen leaving him with serious injuries.
He said the woman had been threatening him for the last three years they have lived as man and wife.
The woman, who has since gone into hiding, left a three month old baby.
Omondi was treated at a local hospital in likoni but he was referred to Coast general hospital for specialized treatment.
Likoni OCPD Willy simba confirmed the incident asking members of the public volunteer information to police for arrest.