Woman pours hot water on suspected thug in Bungoma

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 24 Nov, 2022 16:04 | 2 mins read
A representational image of hot water. PHOTO/File

A Bungoma man is nursing serious burns after a failed robbery.

It is reported that the man who is yet to be identified invaded a woman's home while she was getting ready to take her morning shower.

The lady identified as Zipporah Masika was on her way to the bathroom carrying a basin of hot water when she noticed the suspected thief trying to flee with some of her valuables.

Upon seeing her, the thug tried pushing her to escape forcing her to pour the hot water on him.

"The man whose identity is still unknown had crept into the house of one Zipporah Masika, as she prepared to go for her morning shower. Zipporah, had just boiled her bathing water and was carrying it in a basin to the bathroom, when she came face to face with the thug carrying her mobile phone and other valuables, after ransacking her house.

"Suddenly, the thug attempted to push her aside and escape but it was too late as she splashed the whole basin of hot water on his face and fled towards the main door screaming," part of the statement by the DCI reads.

The man wailed helplessly attracting the attention of neighbours who enforced a mpb justice upon learning what had transpired.

"Upon learning what had happened, the neighbours disregarded the rule of law and instead applied the rule of the jungle as they descended on the hapless miscreant with an avalanche of blows and kicks. Pleas by the thug to be forgiven fell on deaf ears, as the irate neighbours beat him like a rented mule, further disfiguring his burnt face and inflicting deep cuts on his head," the statement further reads.

However, it wasn't long before police came to his rescue and rushed him to Bungoma county referral hospital where he is recuperating.

"By the time police officers arrived, the man had been smashed to a bloody pulp by the angry villagers who had had enough of such characters in the village.The officers rushed him to Bungoma county referral hospital where he is currently fighting for his life," the statement adds.

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