Police in Kapchorwa district is hunting for a woman who is said to have set her daughter ablaze for allegedly stealing Shs700,000.
The woman identified as Wahiaba Kakwimba, 35, poured paraffin on her daughter Joweria Chebet, 11, locked her in their hut and set it on fire, said police.
According to Rogers Taitika the police spokesman for Sipi Region, the woman is a resident of Maternity cell in Kapchorwa Municipality.
Taitika told this website that when police got tipped off by residents in the area, they rushed and rescued the girl from the burning hut.
“We rescued the victim and rushed her to Kapchorwa hospital in critical condition as the hunt for the suspect continues,” he said.
“When arrested, she will charged with aggravated murder and grievous harm.”