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

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A 26-year-old woman on Monday set her house on fire 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 two kids, aged 6 and 3, inside the house before setting it on fire.

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

According to the administrator, the woman’s husband was reportedly planning to marry a second wife and – on getting wind of this information – she purchased petrol from a nearby petrol station and committed the act.

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

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

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