, NAKURU, Kenya, Oct 12 – A 22-year-old mother of two has been arrested for neglecting her children at Karumaindo area of Lake View Estate, Nakuru.
She was arrested moments after returning home from a drinking spree when neighbours discovered that she had locked her two children in the house.
Neighbours said that the woman has been locking her children in the house at night.
They said that she has not had a stable job and a man believed to be her husband is a boda boda operator who hardly assists her.
The children were living in unhygienic conditions and appeared malnourished.
In defence, the woman said that life has become too difficult for and she opted to lock the children in order to find a way of getting money for their upkeep.
The woman was taken to Bondeni Police Station together with her children.