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Man burns house, insists on marrying woman with eight children

A 21-year-old man stunned his family and friends when he torched his house after being denied to marry his 45-year-old lover.

The incident in Kona Mbaya village, Likuyani, Kakamega county shocked many because the woman he seeks to marry has eight children from a previous marriage.

Speaking to journalists, the boy’s father, Mr Patrick Obati, narrated how his son, Wright Obati, while accompanied with the woman, arrived at the home on Monday evening to request for his blessings to tie the knot.

“It was after my refusal to grant the two marital blessings that my son, out of anger decided to raze down his own house,” said Obati, who regretted the destruction of household property worth thousands of shillings.

After the incident, the man disappeared with his fiancé, but was later found and arrested by members of the Nyumba Kumi security group.

He was taken to the Matunda police station where he is being held for interrogation.