Woman Kills Self, Daughter After Conmen Tricked Her In M-pesa Agent


A 20-year-old woman on Sunday killed her two months old daughter before committing suicide after allegedly losing Ksh.120,000 to conmen at an M-Pesa shop she was operating in Mwingi, Kitui County.

According to her uncle, Christopher Musyoka and his wife Teresia Mbaki, they left the deceased — Rose Joseph Kamba — in their rented house as they proceeded to the church and on returning home at around 2 pm, they found the door locked from the inside.


After unsuccessfully trying to gain entry into their house, they reported the matter at Mwingi Police Station for assistance.

The OCS accompanied by police officers arrived at the scene and broke into the two bed-roomed houses and found the body of Rose Joseph Kamba dangling on a rope from the roof of one of the bedrooms.

On the adjacent bed in the same bedroom was the two months old baby lying dead, wrapped in a bedsheet with fresh blood oozing from her nose.

The woman had left a suicide note on the bed indicating that she killed herself after she was conned Ksh.120,000 at her uncle’s M-Pesa shop and after she explained to him, he thought that she had stolen the money.

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The M-Pesa shop belonged to her uncle.

Mwingi Central Sub-county Police Commander Police Mutuma confirmed the incident, noting that the two bodies were moved to Mwingi Level IV Hospital mortuary.

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