An enraged woman had reportedly set her husband ablaze while he was fast asleep following an argument which they previously had.
The woman who committed the act at Mwombao village, Central Kenya, has been declared wanted by police in Kirinyaga county.
According local media reports, the unnamed woman doused her sleeping husband with kerosene and set him ablaze in the middle of the night on the fateful day.
Neighbours said they were woken up by the cries of the man and when they rushed to the home, they found him in flames with the wife already gone.
“We heard the couple quarreling, but few hours later, the man started screaming for help. When we responded we found him burning. We rescued and rushed him to Embu Level Five hospital,” one of the neighbors said.
County deputy police commander, Charles Ontita, said the woman went missing as soon as she had attacked her husband.
He further maintained that the fleeing woman would be charged with assault after she must have been arrested.