A Kenyan woman has landed herself in trouble after stabbing her eight-year-old step-daughter in the private parts using a hot knife for allegedly stealing Sh50 (less than 400 Malawian Kwacha).
The incident at Mosocho village in Kisii left the girl fighting for her life at the Kisii Hospital.
According to NairobiNews, the suspect, aged 24, is said to have committed the act on Saturday afternoon when she tied the minor on the bed using a rope and started torturing her for allegedly stealing the money from her.
Her father, who is a tax bicycle operator in the town and separated with her mother two years ago, was away when the incident happened.
Local Chief Wilder Nyaboke told NairobiNews that the girl had spent the two days with the wounds as her mother had locked her up in a room.
“Her father asked where she was, having not seen her from the previous day,” she said.
On realising what had happened, her father rushed her to Hospital where she was admitted.
Medics at the hospital said she will be admitted there waiting for a surgeon as she sustained serious burns.
According to the doctors, the young girl had been stabbed many times using a hot knife but two stabs on the upper side of the thighs were more serious and required immediate attention.
The suspect was moved to Kisii central police station where she awaits to be taken to court.