A 33-year-old woman, identified as Jane Mwende Nguthu, on Wednesday night committed suicide by hanging herself at her house in Komarock, Nairobi County.
The woman hanged herself with an iron box cable shortly after her neighbours rescued her children whom she had given a poisonous substance.
The two children, a boy aged seven and a girl aged 3, were taken to Komarock Modern Hospital where they are in serious condition.
The woman took to hanging herself with the iron box cable after the poisonous substance she also took failed to kill her.
The scene of the crime was visited by Kayole police officers who found the remainder of the poisonous solution in the kitchen.
The police also found a suicide note in the woman’s bedroom in which she claimed she was tired of being mistreated by her husband.
Her husband, Edimond Maubi, said they just had a small family conflict and they had not talked for almost a day.
The man said it did not occur to him that she would resort to such extreme measures.