Kenyan police have arrested a 32-year-old woman for poisoning her two children to death, over separation from her husband.
Pherine Maero, a nurse by profession, poisoned her two children, aged 7 and 9, on Saturday night, March 5 and later called her estranged husband, to come and collect the bodies of their children.
Charles Akhonya, a watchman at the apartment where she lives, said the woman approached him at the gate at 3am, urging him to open the gate for the ‘husband’, but on following them to their house, he saw two children lying dead on the bed.
The woman, who stabbed herself with a knife on the neck, was rescued and is receiving treatment at a Kakamega hospital, even as police investigate the matter.
Kakamega Central OCPD Valerian Obore confirmed the incident, saying the suspect, who is in critical condition at the hospital, will be arraigned for murder upon recovery.
The bodies of the minors were removed to the Kakamega County General Teaching and Referral Hospital mortuary.