A class seven pupil at Kamor Primary School in Mandera narrowly escaped death after his two brothers set him ablaze in their house.
Through a statement by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the 14-year-old had been named as a witness in a case where one of his brothers was accused of stealing a mobile phone.
The boy is said to have been lured to their house by his mischievous brothers identified as Ibrahim Ahmed and Yusuf Ahmed, before being rolled up in a mattress soaked with petrol and set on fire.
“After setting him ablaze, the two brothers immediately went into hiding leaving their little brother for dead,” read the statement in part
The fire spread fast across the house attracting the attention of the police who rushed to the scene and rescued the boy who suffered major burns.
The officers then rushed him to Mandera County Referral Hospital, where he was admitted in serious condition.
Detectives based in Mandera County have since launched a manhunt of the two culprits.