According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigation, Diana Mutiso, sustained serious injuries on her face, waist and hands after she braved the intense fire to save her son, Olivia, who miraculously escaped the incident unhurt.
DCI said "Earlier, her husband Davis Matata, 24, had returned home drunk at around 11pm and picked a quarrel with her over an unspecified reason. Minutes later, the quarrelsome Matata reached for a bottle of Kerosene in the house and doused all house hold goods with the fuel before setting it ablaze, ".
DCI Added" Matata then took flight leaving his wife and their little angel to be consumed by the fire. Determined to save her son’s life, Matata’s wife who had rushed after her fleeing husband returned to the house engulfed by the raging flames and grabbed her son Olivia, before jumping outside the house,".
As a result of her fearless action, she sustained serious burns on her hands, face and waist. She was rushed to local hospital in Mbooni, where doctors have been able to stabilize her condition.
Detectives have since launched a manhunt for the suspect.
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