A mother in Kikuyu, Kiambu County is suspected of killing her three children aged six months, three and four years.
It is suspected that after killing the three children, the mother attempted to hang herself inside her house.
Neighbours say that this might have then failed, since they heard a loud bang in the house, and on arrival, they found her on the floor. The bodies of the three children laid lifeless on a bed.
After police arrived at the scene, the bodies of the three children were taken to Thogoto hospital mortuary as the mother was arrested and taken to Kikuyu police station
“She seems to have been having a problem, and would often lock herself and her children inside. She lived a very quiet life of her own,” a neighbour told the press on location.
Ronald Kirui, the Sub-county police commander in Kikuyu confirmed the incident, saying the motive of the murder has not been established.
Kirui added that preliminary investigations hint to a family conflict in the home.
Police have started investigations into the matter, and a suicide note that the mother had written will be used.
The homicide detectives will also record a statement from the father of the house who was absent during the incident.