75-year-old woman found burnt to death in Siaya

75-year-old woman found burnt to death in Siaya

A 75-year-old woman was on Sunday found burnt to death in her house at Rachar village in Rarieda, Siaya County, under unclear circumstances.

Confirming the incident, area Assistant Chief George Odhiambo said – acting on information from suspicious neighbours – he visited the home of Benedetta Auma Okelo and found her dead.

According to Mr. Odhiambo, however, what was surprising was the fact that – besides the late septuagenarian’s body – no other thing was burnt in the house; not even her beddings.

The area administrator stated that the cause of the fire is yet to be established, but that they suspect it may have resulted from a tin lamp the woman has been using.

The body of the deceased has since been transferred to Madiany sub-county hospital mortuary for postmortem as investigations begin into the matter.

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