Child dies as mother attempts to kill self and children

A medical officer working for Homa Bay County Government and her elder child are fighting for their lives at a private hospital in Kisii.

Faith Moturi Nokonge aged around 35 years drowned herself together with her two children aged between one and four years to a 30 feet borehole within their compound at Mosocho area Kisii County.

The younger child was pronounced dead on arrival at a private hospital in Kisii while the mother and elder child were transferred to Nyangena Hospital and the body of deceased taken to Hema Hospital mortuary within Kisii town.

Police officers from Nyakoe visited the scene as neighbours confirmed that the woman had been beaten by her husband only identified as Kevin.

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According to the County Commander Martin Kibet, the matter will be investigated before any action is taken.

It is alleged that the husband has been battering the wife who on several occasions has reported the matter to the authorities.

One of her friends confirmed that the attempted suicide and resulting death of one of the children was well connected to the suffering the mother had been undergoing.

"The husband is so cruel and should be held to explain why he forced his wife to take such an action," said one of the family friends.

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