A step mother at a village in Bunyala Sub County on Wednesday reportedly doused her 11-year-old daughter’s hands in paraffin and then burnt them accusing her of stealing sh. 300.
As a result, the standard four pupil at Lugare Primary School is currently being treated for the burns at Port Victoria health facility where she was rushed by a Good Samaritan.
A neighbor, Mary Anyango, said she saw the minor exhibiting signs of being in pain as she sought help from passersby.“I saw the child just passing by my house but looking like she was in great pain. I called her and later realized that she had burns on the hands,” said Anyango.
Anyango said she took the minor to Mau Mau police post from where she was directed to report the matter to Port Victoria police post before being referred to Port Victoria health facility.
The step mother identified as Vivian Aumais said to have disappeared after committing the heinous act.
The Bunyala Sub County Children’s Officer, Patrick Mukolwe said he has sent his officers to the home to establish the truth after which they will take the necessary action.
By Salome Alwanda