A doctor in Nakuru has allegedly killed his two children by injecting them with insulin, before trying to commit suicide.
Nakuru County Police Commander Beatrice Kiraguri has confirmed the unfortunate incident.
It is said that James Gakara injected his two children with insulin before turning to himself, but the effect of the insulin was slow on him.
“We received a tip-off from the public that there was a commotion in a nearby house along Kilimani area. We immediately dashed to the scene and found the lifeless bodies of the two children in the house. Their father was still breathing,” Kiraguri said.
Gakara was then rescued and taken to hospital under police escort.
Police have since moved the bodies of the two children to Nakuru Municipal mortuary as investigations continue.
In Kenya, attempted suicide is against Chapter 63, section 226 of the Penal Code, which stipulates that any person who attempts to kill himself or herself is guilty of a misdemeanor.
The penalty is up to two years in prison or a fine or both.