The Directorate of Criminal Investigations have launched a manhunt for 21-year-old Nancy Munjiro, who stabbed her two children.
One of the children died instantly.
The incident happened at Kianjogo village in the Kahuro area of Kenya.
The single mother of two boys, aged four and two, on Sunday afternoon, turned the knife against her children at their grandmother’s house, spilling their intestines before attempting suicide.
The Area Assistant Chief, Ms Lucy Muthoni Kimani told detectives that Munjiro, who works as a househelp in the Kiriaini area of Kahuro, had visited her mother, who lives with the two kids, over the festive season, and was yet to report back to her place of work for unknown reasons.
Nancy Munjiro's mother who had left her house in the morning, only came back to find her house turned into a murder scene, her grandchildren soaked in blood and sprawled on the floor.
Sadly, the two-year-old had already died but the older boy had a faint pulse.
He was rushed to Muriranjas hospital before being referred to Murang’a County hospital in serious condition.
Police who visited the scene also found a rope hanging from the roof, suspecting that the perpetrator might have attempted suicide before changing her mind and fleeing the scene.