After their father attempted to poison them before stabbing them in the abdomen, four children are fighting for their lives at the Homa Bay County Teaching and Referral Hospital.
In response to his wife reporting him to the children’s services office for failing to provide for his family, a father poisoned and stabbed his four children.
The tragic event took place in Rangwe, Kenya, at a place called East Kochia.
The four kids are reportedly fighting for their lives at the Homa Bay County Teaching and Referral Hospital while the suspect later committed suicide.
The couple were blessed with four children; male twins aged three years and two girls aged five and nine.
The family has been struggling to survive the harsh economic times after the man lost his job.
The woman said her husband was working at a milling plant in Kisumu but was recently laid off.
“I studied procurement but I am yet to be employed. Our family was relying on the support from my husband whose source of income was cut off,” she said.
According to the woman, the deceased was suffering from diabetes and he was having difficulties purchasing insulin.
“At times he would turn wild and threaten to kill me. I would run away to the neighbours to save myself,” she said.
It is reported that the deceased has been having frequent domestic squabbles with his wife which the woman said was due to frustrations that the man had.
She said they would fight and sometimes the man would threaten that he would stab her.
Some of the issues they argued about was the lack of food.
The death threats were first reported to an assistant chief who advised the woman to seek help from other relevant offices.
“I was told to stay away from the man for some time so his temper can subside. I would sleep at the neighbours’ house because of the threats I got,” she said.
Hiwife who report him to the children’s services offic for failing to provide for his family.
when he got information that he was to appear before a children’s officer over the matter, he hatched a plan to eliminate them with poison before stabbing them.
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