Shock has engulfed residents of Thome estate, Nairobi following a disturbing murder-suicide incident where a woman killed her family before taking her own life.

Reports indicate the 32-year-old woman murdered in cold blood her husband and two children at their home on Monday night.

Area Nyumba Kumi chairman Geoffrey Mwangi Mugo confirmed the incident saying the couple was embroiled in recurrent domestic disputes. He said the deceased 37-year-old had on several occasions reported to him about being beaten by the wife.

On the fateful night, the woman reportedly attacked the man with an axe, hacking him to death. Preliminary investigations show the man was killed in his sleep, as he was found lying dead on the bed.

Citizen Digital further reports that the woman, using the same axe, turned to her two children aged 14 and 3 years. She then hanged herself.

Their bodies were discovered on Tuesday as detectives launched investigations.

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