Woman kills self, 2 children over husband’s plan to marry second wife


A 26-year-old woman on Monday set her house onfire killing herself and her children in Otonglo area, Kisumu County,Kenya over husband’s plan to marry second wife

Rukia Wasuna reportedly locked herself and her twokids, aged 6 and 3, inside the house before setting it on fire.

Confirming the incident, Central Kisumu locationChief Simon Osege Orwa said preliminary investigations indicate that thewoman’s action was as a result of a domestic disagreement.

According to the administrator, the woman’s husbandwas reportedly planning to marry a second wife and – on getting wind of thisinformation – she purchased petrol from a nearby petrol station and committedthe act.

Mr. Orwa added that the deceased’s husband was awayworking in Eldoret at the time of the incident.

Crime officers have since arrived on scene toretrieve the bodies and start probe.



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