Detective sets herself on fire after quarrel with husband


The wife of a policeman based at the Machinery Police Station in Makueni County,Kenya sustained severe burns after reportedly setting herself on fire.

Police Constable Joshua Makanga, in his report at the same police station, said that his wife, Dorina Luchera, set herself on fire after pouring paraffin on her body.

Makanga, said that his wife, a detective based at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations headquarters in Nairobi, burned herself in reaction to a domestic dispute.

“Police officers rushed to the scene and found that the officer had sustained 52 percent burns all over her body,” said the report filed by the husband.

The DCI officer was taken to the Kibwezi Sub-County Hospital where she is admitted in fair condition.

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