Shock and grief have hit Mutunduini villagers in Gatundu South, Kiambu County after a 32-year-old mother of three committed suicide.
Mary Wahu Macharia is said to have been drunk at the time she hanged herself using a sisal rope at her brother's farm.
Wahu's mother Theresiah Njeri said her late daughter had visited their home on Friday, November 12 to greet her father who has been away from home.
The mother said that it is during the visit that a confrontation between her and the daughter ensued after she asked her to take care of her children.
"My daughter had rented a house near our home. Yesterday she came drunk to catch up with her father who has been working away from home. It is during this time that we had a confrontation and she started abusing me.
"At first, her father who was also in the house was quiet about what was going on between us but he later got involved after her abuse degenerated into serious insults. Her father later asked her to leave the house," Njeri told K24 Digital on phone.
Njeri claimed that her daughter had neglected her children and failed to provide for them. She said that Wahu had left her three children under her care but failed to provide for them.
"She left the children with me without prior agreement leaving me struggling to provide for them," she said.
After heated exchanges, Wahu left and Njeri thought she was gone back to her house but upon inquiry, she was found hanging in her brother's farm.
Following the incident, Paul Gatiba, a pastor in the area, claimed that an evil spirit had hit the village hence leading to serious crimes. The man of God has therefore urged clergymen to join hands in prayers to cast out the spirits from the village.
"This is a wake-up call to all pastors. We have been called to pray and counsel our people. It is now time we do something to arrest and cast out the evil spirits that are now with us," said Gatiba.