A mother has been arrested after her two children were found dead at their farm in Gaturia, Nyeri County.
Police in Mukurwe-ini stated that the mother failed to explain what had led to the death of her two children.
The 28-year-old mother was promptly arrested as the key suspect in the deaths that shocked the neighborhood.
The incident was confirmed by Mukurwe-ini OCP Jessi Mwakiria who stated that officers had discovered the bodies of the two children aged between 7 and 10 in the family’s farm.
The officers also found a trail of vomit next to the bodies, with Mwakiria noting that they were waiting for an autopsy to determine the cause of the death.
In a similar incident, a woman was arrested in Nakuru County for reportedly killing one of her two children.
Area Assistant Chief Rotich confirmed the incident stating that the 34-year-old woman was caught trying to flee with a new lover after long-standing difference with her husband.
The woman reportedly hit her child in rage following a quarrel with the husband. She was taken to the Olenguruone Police Station.
Cases of violence in families have been on the rise in the past few weeks. Recently, a university student was arrested for reportedly killing four of his family members and a construction worker.
Lawrence Warunge, who was initially reported to be missing, became the key suspect after police officers tracked a signal to his ultimate hideout in Lower Kabete, Kiambu County and arrested him.
The student confessed to the crime, with the postmortem results conducted by the Chief Government Pathologist Johansen Oduor indicating that all the victims’ had stab wounds inflicted by the same weapon.