A woman has killed herself, alongside two of her children over the Infidelity of her husband.
According to reports, a 35-year-old mother of three, Hellen Vuyanzi, is alleged to have doused parts of the house on fire, as she sets it ablaze, killing herself and two of her children aged 4 and 2 years.
The incident happened in Sirende Village in Lugari Sub-County, Kakamega County, on New Year’s day, January 1, 2022,.
Her third child, aged 11, survived the tragedy after jumping out of the house through a window.
While speaking with The Standard, the Lugari Sub-County Police Commander, Bernard Ngungu said that Hellen had accused her husband of infidelity.
“We had earlier counselled Vuyanzi and her spouse, Thomas Amito, after a domestic dispute arose between them. We understand that Hellen had accused Thomas of cheating on her with another woman.” said Ngungu.
Police say Vuyanzi might have bought petrol from a local filling station, and used it to set her matrimonial home alight.
A neighbor who pleaded anonymity said Helen and Thoman had been having recurrent domestic wrangle.
“The two were quarreling now and again, with the woman accusing her husband of infidelity. We didn’t expect that their issues would end tragically,” said the neighbor.
Stephen Okila, the cousin of Vuyanzi’s husband Thomas Amito, said that Amito called him on Saturday night and informed him that his (Amito’s) house was on fire.
Amito was away from home at the time.
“I rushed to his house, and confirmed that it was true – that the house was on fire. Unfortunately, my cousin’s wife and her two children aged 4 and 2 years had already been burnt to death. We understand that the couple’s eldest child, a boy aged 11, managed to escape through the window,” said Okila.
Okila added that he was not aware of the marital issues that was going on between his cousin and his partner.
“I was close to them (Amito and Vuyanzi), and I didn’t hear of any issues with their marriage.” he added.
Bodies of Vuyanzi and her two children were taken to Webuye County Hospital morgue.