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Man commits suicide by setting his home on fire killing his wife and son because father-in-law refused to accept him into the family

By Mason White 4:32 AM February 10, 2016
House on fire (illustration) 

By: Tanya Malhotra
A man killed his wife and son before committing suicide by setting his home on fire because his father-in-law refused to accept him into the family, police in Kenya said.

Kisii police said that they were called to the man’s home on Friday morning, where they found the place completely engulfed in flames.

Firefighters found the three members of the family inside the house.

Abraham Moseti died on the way to a hospital, while 24-year-old Alice Okemwa died shortly after arriving at the Kenyatta National Hospital.

The couple’s 1-year-old son was pronounced dead at the scene.

Three other people were injured as a result of the blaze.

According to the police investigation, the couple had been living together in Nairobi, and had come home to tell her parents about their marriage.

They refused to accept him into the family, saying that he was not worthy enough. Moseti became extremely upset, and in a fit of rage, he set his home on fire.