Frustrated mother commits suicide by burning herself to death after her son dropped out of school


A 35-year-old Kenyan woman on Wednesday set herself ablaze after her son's decision to drop out of school. According to Nairobi News, the disturbed mother identified as Josephine Njeri Muthoni from Subukia in Nakuru County burnt herself to death claiming that she had suffered a lot.

Amazingly, her eight months old baby who was sleeping in the bedroom when she set herself ablaze was rescued alive. Although, before she committed the act, neighbors said she had complained about her son who was disrespectful to her and had gotten involved in several criminal activities.

One of the neighbours, Mwangi Kamau, was also quoted to have said: ‘She was very disturbed by her son’s decision to drop out of school recently with no valid reason.'

Speaking on the tragic incident, Alex Ng’ang’a from Subukia Commanding Police Division, said: 

‘Well-wishers and neighbors broke into the house to rescue the deceased but it was difficult because the fire was spreading fast. They, however, managed to rescue the baby who is in stable condition.’ he said