A 23-year-old woman, Winnie Daraja is currently cooling her heels in Webuye Police Station in Kenya for allegedly poisoning two of her children after a misunderstanding with her husband.
Daraja, a mother of two, who hails from Shibanga, Kakamega North of Kenya, on September 29, poisoned some queen cakes with rat poison and fed her five year old Peris and three-year-old, Tairus, before taking some herself.
The two children were said to have been found by neighbours while they were writhing in pain and rushed them to Webuye District Hospital where they gave up the ghost.
Timely intervention of the police saved Winnie from been lynched by an angry mob as she was taken to the same hospital for treatment.
The Bungoma East OCPD, Isaack Odumbe, disclosed that the 23-year-old mother of three would be charged to court upon her recovery.
Commenting on the incident, the 23-year-old’s mother-in-law, expressed surprise at the action exhibited by Daraja, stating that they had lived together peacefully for the past five years.
“I call upon women living with their grandchildren to be cautious because some of these girls come from strange families and clans.
“If you do not understand them, they can kill everyone in the family,” she further cautioned and asked the police to ensure justice.