Joseph Ndirangu, a casual laborer was lynched by an irate mob in Mau Summit, Nakuru County after he allegedly threw his three-year-old son into a burning furnace following a domestic fight.

He is said to have burnt their first born child after he picked a quarrel with his wife, Margaret Wairimu.

Charcoal

Molo police boss Mr Bernard Kioko said Ndirangu was burning charcoal in his homestead on Wednesday evening before he left for a drinking spree.

At around 7.30pm, he is alleged to have returned home while drunk before picking a quarrel with his wife over a petty family issue.

Burning

Kioko said surprisingly, instead of resolving the dispute, Ndirangu picked their three-year-old boy who was asleep inside the main house, and threw him in the burning furnace which was outside the homestead.

“The deceased went to a drinking spree and when he got back home, he quarreled with his wife. He would later throw their child who was asleep in a burning furnace,” said Kioko