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Househelp burns boss to death in Eldoret, Kenya

Househelp burns boss to death in Eldoret, Kenya

- Residents of Shauri Yako estate in Eldoret were shocked after a house help burnt his boss to death

- The woman had taken care of her employer's children since their mother died in 2013

- Reports indicate she demanded for KSh 10,000 before the incident

Samuel Njagi, a mechanic in Eldoret town in Kenya, was burnt to death by Juliah, his house help at around midnight on Saturday, January 14.

Househelp burns boss to death in Eldoret

Neigbours said they heard screaming and groans coming from the deceased's home only to rush there to find the house on fire.He was rushed to Moi Teaching and Referral hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival.

The older children to the deceased claimed Juliah quarreled with their father over Ksh 10,000.

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"She was always uncomfortable when my brother and I visited and mistreated our younger siblings who dad had taken to our rural home in Nyeri. He told us she was demanding Ksh 10,000 which he paid but i don't know what happened," Collins Njagi said.

Househelp burns boss to death in Eldoret

Neighbours look inside the deceased's house

A police officer who is taking part in the investigations said the manner of the killing appears to be more that the alleged KSh 10,000.

"Our preliminary reports show the woman sometimes bared the older children from visiting him. It is unfortunate that the two younger children had been transferred to a school in Nyeri," said the police officer.

Eldoret West OCPD Samuel Mutunga said they were looking for the woman who has taken care of Njagi's children since his wife died in 2013.

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