Man Poison His Two Children To Death, Commits Suicide In Kenya

In Malandi village, Kwale County, Kenya, a 35-year-old man is suspected of poisoning his three children, killing two of them before committing suicide.

After visiting his in-laws, Ali Mwazuma Rashid, a carpenter, is alleged to have returned home on Sunday, June 12 and cooked for his three children, ages five, eight, and ten.

According to police, preliminary investigations found that the guy had a strained relationship with his wife, who was out of the house on the day of the incident.

Rashid left the house after the children ate the poisoned dinner, but subsequently returned, according to Kinango police chief Fred Ombaka.

According to Mr Ombaka, the 10-year-old girl discovered her father’s body swinging from the roof and began screaming, attracting the attention of the neighbors.

“The deceased had poisoned his children and then hanged himself with a sisal rope, according to our findings. When the neighbors arrived, they were all still alive, and they were all brought to Kinago Sub-county Hospital.

“Unfortunately, the man and his two children are dead. The hospital is still treating the 10-year-old girl “Mr Ombaka stated.

According to police, a note found at the scene of the crime highlighted disagreements with the man’s in-laws.

“His wife was not home and she only found out about the deaths from the public,” said Mr Ombaka.

The officer said investigations were ongoing to establish the root cause of the incident.

“We have been engaging the in-laws to know what transpired that led to the deceased to commit the inhuman act,” he said.

The bodies are awaiting an autopsy at Kinago Sub-county Hospital mortuary.

“We understand that people are going through difficult times but suicide is not a solution,” Mr Ombaka said.

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