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Kakamega: Nurse Attempts Suicide after Feeding Children Food Laced with Poison

A woman is nursing injuries at a Kakamega hospital after injuring herself while attempting suicide. 

According to a social media post by police officer Sammy Ngare, Pherine Maero, 32, is said to have laced her children’s food with poison leading to their death.  

The incident was linked to the differences she had with her estranged husband.  

Maero poisoned her children aged 7 and 9 before calling her husband to collect the bodies of their dead children. 

The incident was linked to the indifferences she had with her estranged husband PHOTO/COURTESY

According to a watchman who works at the apartment where she lives, the woman asked him to open the gate for her husband at around 3 am and after following the two to the house, they found the two children lying dead on the bed. 

It was at this point that Maero grabbed a kitchen knife and attempted to commit suicide.

She was rescued and rushed to a local hospital pending further action.  

According to neighbours, the woman had been chaotic since separating from her husband. 

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