A Kenyan woman, Winfred Nduku, has stabbed her two children to death, and attempted to take her own life, after quarrelling with her mother.
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Police said the incident occurred at her mother’s home in Kayole, Nairobi, on Saturday night.
A police spokesperson at the Kayole police station confirmed the tragic incident to Kenyans.co.ke.
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He added that Nduku is recuperating at Mama Lucy Hospital, in the country’s capital.
The spokesperson said the sad incident was reportedly triggered by an altercation between Nduku and her mother, who she lives with.
Narrating the incident, Nduku’s mother, Josephine Wambua, tearfully said:
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“She was seated right there playing on her phone when I asked her to first tend to the children and saw to it that they at least eat something, then she could get back to her phone.
“She kept on playing with her phone. I threw a cup of water at her and repeated my initial statement. She then threatened that she could kill her children and grabbed a knife and did it.”
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After stabbing her children, Nduku allegedly attempted to stab her mother, but could only manage to inflict some cuts on her right hand, before she was overpowered and thrown out of the house.
The suspect also attempted to kill herself with the same knife, with her mother saying her daughter stabbed herself in the stomach.
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However, she was rushed to the hospital, alongside her two children, who were both pronounced dead on arrival.
Philip Ndolo, Nairobi police commander, said Nduku will face criminal charges once discharged from hospital.