The boy was rolled in a mattress, soaked with Petrol and set on fire by his two brothers for allegedly testifying in a case against one of them.

A 14-year-old boy narrowly survived death in Mandera on Tuesday after he set on fire by his two elder siblings.

According to a statement by the DCI, the class seven pupil at Kamor Primary School in Mandera, was lured to their house by his mischievous brothers Ibrahim Ahmed and Yusuf Ahmed, who then ganged up against him, rolled him in a mattress, soaked it with petrol before lighting it up.

The brother escaped immediately after setting their younger sibling on fire. Fortunately, he was rescued by police officers who detected the fire on time.

File image of police at a crime scene. [Photo: Courtesy]

“The pupil had been accused of being a witness in a case that his brother Ibrahim Ahmed, was accused of stealing a mobile phone.

“After setting him ablaze, the two brothers immediately went into hiding leaving their little brother for dead. However, Police officers saw a fire coming from the house and rushed to the scene only to find the poor boy burning! They immediately rescued him and rushed him to Mandera County Referral Hospital, where he was admitted in serious condition,” DCI narrated

Meanwhile, the DCI has launched a manhunt for the two brothers. Anyone with information that could lead to their arrest has been urged to reach out to the investigative agency.

Sourced from Nairobi leo

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