Woman in police custody for scalding her husband’s lover with hot water
Police in Nairobi are holding a woman who allegedly scalded a love rival whom she accused of having an affair with her husband.
During the incident, the accused woman also scalded her love rival’s three-year-old child with hot water.
Mercy Moraa is being held at Obama Police Station with officers investigating the incident. Ms Moraa was arrested within Njiru area on September 25 after committing the offence.
Police Constable Amos Ouko of Obama police station obtained orders at the Makadara Law Courts to detain the suspect until September 30.
In a miscellaneous application filed before the court Mr Ouko said Ms Moraa is suspected of assaulting and causing bodily injuries reported at the police station (OB11/25/09/2022).
“The respondent (Moraa) committed the offence by scalding (name withheld) a female adult aged 25 years and a female juvenile (name withheld) aged three years with hot water after suspecting that the victim is having an affair with her husband,” Mr Ouko stated in the application.
“The two victims sustained serious burn injuries and they were rushed to Mama Lucy Kibaki Hospital where they were admitted and still undergoing treatment.”
Mr Ouko sought court orders to detain the suspect for five days to complete investigations as well as filling P3 forms for the two victims. Senior Principal Magistrate Mary Njagi granted the orders.