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Mother burns two children, self in domestic wrangle

[A photo of a police vehicle. Photo/Ahmed Omar].

A woman at Jitoni area in Jomvu constituency, Mombasa has burnt her two children and herself in what neighbours say has been triggered by unending domestic tussle.

In the Tuesday dawn incident, the woman is said to have set their single room on fire killing herself and her two children aged 2 and 4 years old.

The husband was not at home during the incident which also left four other single rooms in the tenant’s house reduced to rubbles.

Jomvu OCPD James Mutua however said police are yet to establish the cause of killing since the women had arrived from rural areas with her children barely a week ago.

“The neighbours did not know the woman well but she had come to her husband who lives in the area,” he said.

All the three bodies which were burnt beyond recognition have been taken to the Coast general referral hospital morgue.

According to Mutua, police have launched investigations over the matter.

“We are also searching for the husband whom his where about remains unknown,” he said.