A woman found burnt to death in Siaya

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A 75-year-old woman was on Sunday found burnt to death in her house at Rachar village in Rarieda, Siaya County, under unclear circumstances.

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Confirming the incident, area Assistant Chief George Odhiambo said – acting on information from suspicious neighbours – he visited the home of Benedetta Auma Okelo and found her dead.

According to Mr. Odhiambo, however, what was surprising was the fact that – besides the late septuagenarian’s body – no other thing was burnt in the house; not even her beddings.

The area administrator stated that the cause of the fire is yet to be established, but that they suspect it may have resulted from a tin lamp the woman has been using.

The body of the deceased has since been transferred to Madiany sub-county hospital mortuary for postmortem as investigations begin into the matter.

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