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Residents of Kamwango Village in Rongo Sub County are reeling in shock after a middle aged wife inheritor torched his lovers house, killing the womans four year old son.
The incident occurred after an alleged altercation that saw the man from neighboring Gusii Community set the house ablaze.
It was not clearly established what led to the altercation with neighbors saying the pair enjoyed harmonius and quiet life.
According to Wilkister Akinyi, one of the neighbors, the woman who was widowed some 20 years ago raised an alarm after the jilted lover razed down her house as they were asleep.
Neighbours responded to her distress call and rushed to the home but could not salvage any property from the raging inferno that gutted the house.
“I heard screams towards midnight and rushed to Nyar Kabondo’s home. I found her wailing hysterically with no clothes on,” Ms Akinyi said.
She added: “Several neighbours then rushed the home and we managed to rescue two children before the house cave3d in. Her younger son was completely burnt.”
Residents have launched a manhunt for the assailant who disappeared after committing the beastly act.
The angry villager called on officers from Kamagambo Police Station to help trace the suspect who is said to hail from neighboring South Mugirango Sub County.
They claimed authorities had not acted on the reports despite visiting the scene art dawn after getting the reports.
“We are wondering why the Police have not made any efforts to investigate the matter despite visiting the scene at three o’clock in the morning. The innocent woman has lost her innocent son alongside all her household items, this is so sad,” said Benter Gor.
Tension escalated at the border with the villagers from the Luo Community threatening retaliatory attacks should the police fail to arrest the suspect.
“Let the them inherit their widow and leave us to inherit ours in peace. We deal firmly with them if police fail to intervene and arrest the suspect who has since disappeared,” said Charles Ogolla Omollo, a resident.
Rongo OCPD Peter Okiring urged the locals to remain calm as police launch investigation into the incident.