A 7 Year-old girl is recuperating in the hospital after her mother burnt her over allegations of stealing 1,000 shillings from her grandmother.

The mother, Lucy Ochieng is being held by Muhoroni police and According to Ombei Chief Alloyce Olang, the accused, Lucy Ochieng, was reportedly angered by the actions of her daughter, prompting her to buy paraffin, pour it on the little girl and set her ablaze.

The class one pupil fortunately survived and was taken to Obumba dispensary for treatment.

The child’s father who is a night guard in Kisumu was away during the incident.

The accused is currently being held at Ombei police post waiting to be taken in court as the Chief condemned the inhumane act promising that the accused will face the full wrath of the law.