Residents of Gikomba Estate in Kaptembwa, Nakuru County have rescued a man who had been detained by his wife after she burned him with hot water following an argument over food.
Ezekiel Ingutu, 42, has been married to Jack line Muchela for the past 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,” Mr Ingutu said.
Mr Ingutu had not received any medication after the incident despite sustaining serious burns on his belly.
However, Ms Muchela accused her husband of failing in his responsibilities of providing for his family and always coming home drunk.
The area assistant chief, together with some Nyumba Kumi elders later took Mr Ingutu to Nairobi Women Hospital in Nakuru where he is receiving treatment.
According to one of the neighbours, Mr Ingutu was burnt at around 7pm but he “did not think he had serious injuries”.
The neighbours also claimed that the couple has been having disagreements for the past two years with some being reported to the police.