Kenyan Man Mistakenly Sets Wrong House On Fire, K!lls Family Of 7 In An Attempt To K!ll His Ex-Wife That Remarried (Photos)

A magistrate court at Runyejes, in Embu County, Kenya on Monday, January 16, 2023, allowed police to detain a man accused of arson attack which left seven members of the same family d£ad.

Those who perished were Charles Kariuki, 50 and his wife Catherine Wanjiru, 46 as well as their three children — Joel Njeru, Judy Wanjiku and Maryanne Murugi.

Maryanne was preparing to sit the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exam in November.

However, he is said to have mistakenly set a neighbour’s house ablaze, killing the seven family members.

Targeting his ex-wife for remarrying, Kenyan man sets
Mr Boaz Wanjala

On the dawn of October 2, 2022, the suspect, Mr Boaz Wanjala, who was targeting his estranged wife, set ablaze a home in Ngimari village in Embu County, an attack that left grief and shock in its wake.

It is believed that the suspect had disagreed with his wife who fled her matrimonial home and later got married to another man from Embu County.

The couple had two children together before they separated.

After learning that the woman had remarried, the suspect allegedly sent a text message, threatening to set her house on fire.

See photos below;

Targeting his ex-wife for remarrying, Kenyan man sets
Targeting his ex-wife for remarrying, Kenyan man sets
Targeting his ex-wife for remarrying, Kenyan man sets