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Man Sets Self Ablaze After Being Abandoned by his Wife

A 24-year-old Kenyan national has set himself ablaze after discovering that he had been abandoned by his wife.
A 24-year-old Kenyan national has set himself ablaze after discovering that he had been abandoned by his wife.

On Wednesday, Ivan Bwire, a resident of Bworero village Lunyho Sub County in Busia district, is reported to have traveled to the home of his 18-year-old wife, Jennifer Auma, in Mutumba Sub County Namayingo district and discovered that she had got another man.

According to an eyewitness, Pastor Samuel Kaninto, Bwire later bought five litres of petrol and rat poison and later drank it before setting himself ablaze in the compound of his in-laws.

He later tried to move to Mutumba police post almost twenty metres away but fell down just before he could reach. Bwire was later rushed to Namayingo main hospital with serious bodily burns on his stomach, legs and hands.

Auma had reportedly left his home one week ago claiming that she was to attend burial of a relative at their home village in Mutumba village.

The Namayingo district police commander Ben Okae said Bwire is to be charged with attempted  murder in case he recovers from the injuries.

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