After their father attempted to poison them before stabbing them in the abdomen, four children are fighting for their life at the Homa Bay County Teaching and Referral Hospital.
The suspect, who later committed himself, is claimed to have been upset by his wife's decision to file a complaint against him with the Rangwe office of children's services for failing to support the family.
When he learned that he had to defend himself in front of a children's officer, he devised a scheme to poison them first before stabbing them.
The family resides at the Nyagoro Trading Center in Rangwe's East Kochia neighbourhood.
The couple was blessed with twin boys who were 3 years old and two girls who were 5 and 9 years old.
After the man lost his work, the family has been fighting to survive the tough economic circumstances.
The woman claimed that while her husband was recently fired from his job at a Kisumu milling facility.
The deceased man reportedly had diabetes and struggled to afford insulin, according to the girlfriend.
According to reports, the deceased had frequent domestic fights with his wife, which the latter claimed were brought on by his frustrations.
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