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Woman burns down house after argument with husband over who should buy food

She found her husband drinking beer and eating nyama choma with friends at a nearby pub

Police said the suspect lived in the house, property of Juma Ngorongo. The court heard that Wanjiku flew into a ft of rage after she found her husband drinking beer and eating nyama choma with friends at a nearby pub.

Starving

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She complained that he was feasting while the family was going hungry. A fuming Wanjiku is said to have called her husband aside to ask for money to buy food.

Police said the two argued over the matter. The court heard that Wanjiku threatened to set their house ablaze as punishment for his irresponsibility.

Arson

Wanjiku is alleged to have made real her threat after she set the house on fire. Police said the family lost all their belongings in the inferno.

Wanjiku was arrested on suspicion of arson. She, however, denied the charge and was released on a Sh50, 000 cash bail. The case will be heard on October 15.

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