Police Arrest Man Suspected Of Setting His Mother Ablaze

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Police are holding a man suspected of killing his mother in Migingo village, Kadibo Sub-County, southwestern Kenya.

Jeff Onyango Nyawada, 27, is suspected of having set his mother ablaze after dousing her with paraffin in unclear circumstances.

Last night at around 8 pm, Stephen Allan Nyawada, the brother to the suspect, had gone to visit their mother, Roseline Atieno Nyawada, who is the Deputy Principal of Migingo Girls High school.

Roseline, who resided at the school staff quarters with her son, had no idea that her own flesh and blood would turn against her and end her life most savagely.

Upon arriving at his mother's doorstep, Stephen, the suspect's brother, made several frantic attempts to open the door, but his knocks went unanswered since it had been locked from inside.

A few minutes later, he heard some movements from inside the house, and after a while, Onyango opened the door.

With apprehension on his brother's face, Stephen's intuition told him something was amiss. He immediately stepped inside the house, looking for his mother in the living room and bedroom to no avail. But on approaching the bathroom, he stumbled on the charred remains of his dear mother.

Officers from Rabuor Police station were informed of the incident and responded immediately.

They recovered paraffin in a mug and noted that the bathroom's walls had been blackened with smudge soot.

Also recovered from the scene was a kitchen knife besides the woman's body and a lantern lamp with an open knob.

"All the recovered items have been kept as an exhibit," said the Directorate of Criminal Investigations.

The deceased's body has since been moved to a morgue pending autopsy.

Meanwhile, the suspect is cooling his heels at a police facility as detectives work on legal procedures before his presentation in court.

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