A 40-year-old man is nursing injuries after his wife scalded him with hot cooking oil following a domestic quarrel at Sindo Township in Suba South constituency, Homa Bay County.

John Onyango, a fisherman at Wadiang’a beach, sustained multiple burn injuries all over his body following the attack by Millicent Atieno.

Area chief Samuel Obado confirmed the incident saying the couple has been having constant family wrangles which might have escalated.

He said that the suspect, who has since gone into hiding, pulled out a sufuria of boiling oil and doused it on Onyango.

The administrator said police have launched a manhunt for Ms Atieno who is set to be charged with assault.

Obado further decried rampant cases of domestic violence in the area, urging relevant government agencies to enlighten families on domestic conflict management to avoid violence and deaths.