32-year-old nurse, Pherine Maero, has been arrested by the police for serving her two children with food laced with poison leading to their death in Mwiyala in the outskirts of Kakamega town, Kenya.
Maero poisoned her two children, aged 7 and 9, on Saturday night, March 5, and later called her estranged husband, to “come and collect the bodies of your children.”
A watchman at the apartment where she lives, Charles Akhonya said the woman approached him at the gate at 3am, urging him to open the gate for the ‘husband’, but on following them to their house, he learned of two children lying dead on their bed.
The woman, who tried to stab herself with a knife on the neck, was rescued and is receiving treatment at a Kakamega hospital, even as police investigate the matter.
Neighbours who spoke to the press have divulged that the woman has been chaotic since separating with her husband, at one point smashing her husband’s car which was parked at the apartment.
Kakamega Central OCPD Valerian Obore, who confirmed the incident, said the suspect, who is in critical condition at the hospital, will be arraigned for murder upon recovery.
The bodies of the minors were removed to the Kakamega County General Teaching & Referral Hospital mortuary.