By Muhammad Sabiu
A Nairobi man in Kenya identified as Joseph Njuguna, who allegedly set his own mother’s home on fire over her refusal to finish cooking food on time, has been dragged to court.
Reports indicate that the burnt house is worth about N4.7 million.
Njuguna was said to have arrived home and asked the mother where his food was. However, to his utter dismay, she didn’t finish cooking.
After she tried to console him to wait for some time in his room for the food to be ready, he insisted he “would do something about it” as he later came back and had a brief argument with her.
Shortly after, while she was still cooking, she realised that the house had been engulfed in smoke.
Panicked by the smoke, she tried to flee the home, but after reaching the door, she found that it had been locked as she had to scream for help.
She finally got rescued by neighbours, as the suspect was said to have gone into hiding.
People in the area later launched a manhunt on him, and he was later found. After he was found, they started beating him to the extent that his mother had to come to his rescue.
Injured by the beating, the mother took him to a nearby hospital to receive some treatment.
Police got informed, and they intervened, stating that “Joseph Njuguna unlawfully and willfully torched his mother’s house on November 6 within Nairobi’s Dagoreti area.”
Njuguna pleaded not guilty, but he has bagged a bond of Ksh500,000.