FIREShock and grief gripped residents of Mumbi estate in Murang’a County on Sunday after a woman set ablaze her husband and locked him and their children in their house.

The woman, Mary Kabura splashed kerosene onto her sleeping husband Samuel Kimani and lit him on fire. She is said to have locked the bedroom and ran away leaving him and the kids in the house.

According to neighbours who managed to rescue the unharmed screaming kids, the couple was new in the area and they were always embroiled in domestic feuds.

Police arrived at the scene an hour later and took the deceased’s body to Murang’a mortuary.

Mary Kabura was later found unconscious in what is believed to be a suicide attempt, after consuming pesticide and leaving behind a note. Police rushed her to Murang’a General Hospital where she is currently recuperating.

Here is the full report, courtesy of NTV