A 24-year-old woman in Kayole, Nairobi is reported to have stabbed her children on Saturday evening following an argument with her mother.
The altercation began when the suspect, Winfred Nduku, was asked by her mother to prepare food for her kids as they had slept hungry the previous night.
According to Winfred's mother, Josephine Wambua, her daughter arrived home at about 7 pm and instead of preparing the food, she was on her phone.
Winfred, who is described as hot-tempered by her mother, went to the kitchen, grabbed a knife and stabbed her two children aged 7 and 2.
The suspect's mother also told the police that her daughter had threatened to kill her children in the past.
After committing the incident, Winfred tried to stab her mother but she was overpowered and thrown out of the house.
As neighbours surrounded the house, Josephine says he daughter turned the knife and stabbed herself in the stomach.
The two children were rushed to the hospital but succumbed to the injuries before arrival.
Philip Ndolo, the Nairobi County police commander said they had commenced investigations as they wait for the suspect to recover at the Mama Lucy Hospital.