Kenyan policeman at a crime scene
A mother was arrested after her two children were found dead on their farm in Gaturia, Nyeri county.
Mukurwe-ini police said the mother did not explain what led to the deaths of her two children.
TThe 28-year-old mother was quickly arrested as a prime suspect in the deaths that shocked the neighborhood.
A police car in Kenya.
The incident was confirmed by Mukurwe-ini OCP Jessi Mwakiria who said officers found the bodies of two children aged 7-10 at the family farm.
Police also found a trail of vomit next to the bodies, with Mwakiria noting that they were awaiting an autopsy to determine the cause of death.
In a similar incident, a woman was arrested in Nakuru County for killing one of her two children.
Deputy Sector Chief Rotich confirmed the incident indicating that the 34-year-old was caught running away with a new lover after a long difference with her husband.
The woman allegedly hit her child with rage after an argument with her husband. She was taken to the Olenguruone Police Station.
Cases of violence within families have increased in recent weeks. Recently, a university student was arrested for killing four members of his family and a construction worker.
Lawrence Warunge, who was initially reported missing, became the prime suspect after police followed a signal to his ultimate hideout in Lower Kabete, Kiambu County and stopped him.
The student confessed to the crime, with post-mortem results conducted by chief government pathologist Johansen Oduor indicating that all victims were gunshot wounds.
Archive image of officers transporting a body from a residential area.
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