A 40-year-old man is currently recuperating at Siaya County Referral Hospital where he was rushed after setting himself ablaze at Olara village in Alego/Usonga Constituency last evening.
Ouma Khalwale alias â€˜Fundi Pengâ€™ is said to have set himself ablaze after returning home to find his wife had left their matrimonial home with the children without informing him.
According to Elisha Otieno, a neighbour, Khalwale was furious and threatened to take his life, a threat he intended to implement as he later doused his body with petrol then set himself on fire.
Otieno further narrates that Khalwale, who could not endure the pain, tried put out the fire in vain.
The fire is said to have engulfed his entire body, forcing him to roll on the ground before members of the public rushed to his rescue.
They managed to put off the fire and rushed him to the nearby Siaya County Referral Hospital where he is now undergoing treatment.