An elderly woman is nursing serious burns after her younger sister scalded her with hot cooking oil in Kisauni, Mombasa County after allegedly cautioning the younger woman against snatching other women’s husbands in the area.
According to neigbours led by Fatma Kassim, they claim the elderly woman now in her late fifties, was in her house when she was drenched in the boiling cooking oil by the 19-year-old sister.
The neighbours said the culprit was, however, caught by members of the public while trying to escape and efforts to take her to the police failed when she faked fainting and was left by the roadside.
“As neighbours we are appealing to the police to arrest the culprit for justice to be done following this heinous act,” said Fatma.
The neighbours claimed that the young woman is a notorious husband snatcher and she is always seen with other women’s husbands.
They alleged the culprit is pregnant and her elder sister was cautioning her to drop the bad habit and threatened to send her back to their rural home in Western Kenya when she retreated to their kitchen and came back with boiling oil that she splashed on her sister.
The victim, Jackline, was taken to the Coast General Provincial Hospital last night by neighbours but was only given first aid and discharged despite her critical condition,
But the hospital staff faulted the victim’s caregivers over reluctance to produce required documentation such as P3 form to facilitate the patient’s admission.
The victim is said to have invited her younger sister to live with her in Kisauni after she completed her secondary education in 2019.