A Class 6 pupil in Bungoma is nursing injuries after she was set on fire by her father for stealing Ksh.20.
Maurice Wabwile is reportedly to have tied the young girls limbs with a sack before lighting it up.
The Class Six pupil was saved by her neighbours who were alerted by her screams.
The little girl said she had just come from school when she was confronted by her father.
” He told me that he had lost some Ksh.20 and suspected that I had taken it from the table where he left it,” She said.
The middle-aged man then held her forcefully and stuffed her into a sack after tying her up with a rope.
He then lit the sack on fire and locked the house on his way out.
A neighbour, alerted by the deafening screams rushed to the house, broke down the door and rescued the girl
Police are pursuing the suspect who is said to be on the run.