WATCH: Woman commits suicide after failing to kill children

2016-02-05 12:17
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Nairobi - A 35-year-old woman committed suicide at her Eldoret home in Kenya's Rift Valley after failing to take the lives of her two young sons.

Doreen Gathure took her life after attempting to kill her sons using a knife.

According to Citizen TV, Gathure's children were at the Moi teaching and Referral Hospital in Nairobi.

After she failed to get hold of her husband by phone, she went to the hospital to pick up her youngest son and took him home. It was not clear what happened next.

"In the morning (Thursday), one of our neighbours came and told me that Doreen had committed suicide. We quickly rushed there to confirm and it was true," said a neighbour, Sara Cherotich.

According to a K24 report, Gathure looked in deep thought a few days before her death. She was described as generally "a jolly woman who was happy to get on with life despite its struggles".

Her mother-in-law, Esther Gathure, expressed shock at how her daughter-in-law had died, saying she expected her to communicate if she had any problems.

Suicides have increased in Kenya in recent years. The east African country was rated the 29th in the word, according to statistics

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