Nairobi: Man Dies After Setting Himself And Her Daughter On Fire Inside A Car

A man died after setting fire to the car he and his daughter were riding in Nasra Estate, Njiru, Nairobi County on Sunday. 

Police say Denis Musyoka, 34, and his estranged wife, Elizabeth, were battling a disagreement.

However, he had allegedly been requesting that their 2-and-a-half-year-old daughter be brought to his house so that they can bond.

Musyoka is alleged to have entered Elizabeth’s car after she arrived at his house over the weekend holding a bag before pulling out a knife and stabbing her multiple times in the neck.

“The lady managed to jump out of the vehicle and was rescued by good samaritans. The deceased then set  himself on fire in the said vehicle together with her 2 years daughter,” police said on Sunday.

Elizabeth and her daughter were both rushed to Mama Lucy Hospital, where she is in stable conditio. 

Meanwhile, the child has been transferred to the Kenyatta National Hospital for specialised treatment and is said to be in a critical condition.

Musyoka’s body was moved to the Mama Lucy Hospital morgue while detectives in Kayole investigate the incident.

Police recovered a knife and a partly-burnt five litre jerry can suspected to have contained petrol at the scene.

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