Elderly man set on fire after attacking daughter-in-law, 2 children with machete

By , K24 Digital
On Mon, 23 Nov, 2020 13:04 | < 1 min read
Machakos Hospital. PHOTO/| K24 DIGITAL]
Machakos Hospital. PHOTO/| K24 DIGITAL]

By Patrick Mutisya,

Police officers have launched investigations after a 70-year-old man was hospitalised at the Machakos Level V Hospital with burn injuries following an attack by a mob.

The elderly man, Francis Mutunga, was set on fire on Monday morning by the mob that cornered him at Kalima Mungu, Kalama Sub-County in Machakos County hours after he had slashed and injured three family members.

Mutunga is said to arrived home at night while drunk and armed with a machete.

He reportedly attacked his daughter-in-law and two children, a boy aged six and a girl aged 15.

The four, including the assailant, are all receiving treatment at the Machakos hospital.

After the elderly man fled from the angry neighbours at night, his houses were burnt to the ground in retaliation for his brutal attack on family members.

The elderly man was rescued by police officers from the mob that caught up with him in the morning and lit him on fire.