A 33-year-old man is nursing serious injuries after a row over a merry-go-round contribution in Kachien, Homa Bay.
Josephine Akinyi was burnt with hot oil on the chest and thighs after disagreeing on who was to receive the monthly contribution.
Kachien North Chief Jacob Adienge confirmed the incident, saying the suspect and the victim had both laid claim to the chama money.
The two reportedly got into an argument that quickly led to the fight.
The area chief further said that the suspect then whisked a pan from which potato chips were cooking and poured the hot oil on the victim.
The woman was rushed to Nyalgosi dispensary and later referred to the Rachuonyo South Sub County hospital for further treatment.
Police are looking for the suspect who is on the run.