Expectant woman, daughter found dead in apparent murder-suicide

House, where the woman was staying, had been locked from inside. [iStockphoto]

An expectant woman has allegedly killed her three-year-old daughter before dying by suicide.

According to elder Samwel Okombo, a neighbour, the body of the woman and that of her daughter were found dangling from the roof of their rented house.

The elder said they had received reports that the door of the house where the woman was staying had been locked from inside for some days, raising eyebrows.

They broke into the house and found the two bodies hanging in the bedroom.

According to the elder, Candeva Muvinya, 26, had marital issues with her husband who is a teacher at a school in Migori.

Her body and that of her child were taken to Migori Referral Hospital awaiting a post-mortem examination.

Suna East Sub-county Police Commander Esau Echorokodi said they had launched investigations into the incident.