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Neighbours rescue man scalded by boiling ugali water, arrest wife – PHOTOS

Residents of Gikomba Estate in Kaptembwa, Nakuru County, on Monday night rescued a man who had been detained by his wife after she scalded him with hot water following an argument.

The 42 year-old Ezekiel Ingutu has been married to Jackline Muchela for 15 years and they have four children.

“She had stepped out and when she came in, one of the children reported to her that I had fed on omena meant for dinner and she immediately poured hot water on my stomach. The water was meant for preparing ugali,” he narrated.


Mr Ingutu had not received any medication after the incident despite sustaining serious burns on his belly.

In her defence, Ms Muchela blamed her husband for failing on his responsibilities of providing for his family and always coming home drunk.

The area assistant chief together with Nyumba Kumi elders took the man to Nairobi Women Hospital in Nakuru where he’s receiving treatment.

According to one of the neighbors, Mr Ingutu was burnt at around 7pm.

The neighbours also claimed that the couple had been having disagreements in the past two years, with some of the quarrels being reported to the police.