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Wife locks up husband and children in room before setting them all on fire

By Mason White 11:28 AM March 8, 2016
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By: Chan Yuan
(Scroll down for video) A woman was arrested on a charge of murder after allegedly setting her home on fire in order to kill her husband and children, police in Kenya said.

Murang’a County police said that they have arrested Mary Kabura, after being accused of killing her husband and injuring her two children by setting her home on fire.

She was charged with one count of murder and two counts of attempted murder. According to the police investigation, on Sunday evening, Kabura had an argument with her husband, Samuel Kimani.

Around 3:00 a.m., Kabura locked her husband and two children into a room and set the home on fire before fleeing from the scene.

Neighbors who heard Kimani screaming for help, rushed over to the home, broke down the door and extinguished the fire.

However, Kimani died at the scene. The children were rushed to a hospital, where they were treated for smoke inhalation and released.

Police officers who arrived at the scene, found Kabura near the home, but she was unconscious after attempting suicide. She was taken to a hospital, where she was treated and released before being arrested.