Police in Trans Nzoia are holding a middle aged woman for burning her daughter’s genitals and other body parts as a form of punishment.
The eight year old girl is alleged to have stolen her mother’s money to buy sweets.
When the young girl raised alarm, neighbor’s rushed to the house and found the woman using a red hot table spoon to burn the girl’s body. Neighbors rescued the girl and rushed her to a local hospital where she is recuperating.
Area Chief Patrick Bosire confirmed the incident and said that neighbor’s who caught the heartless woman bayed for her blood outside her house but was rescued by administration police officers who rushed to the scene of the incident.
The woman is in custody while police are on ground investigating the incident. The woman will be arraigned in court for the charges of assault and causing actual bodily harm to the minor.