A 26-year-old woman on Monday set her house on fire killing herself and her children in Otongloarea, 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 Kisumulocation Chief Simon Osege Orwa said preliminary investigations indicate thatthe 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.