Family in shock as daughter dies after consuming poison

Somber mood has engulfed one family in Mawe, Rongai Sub county after their 10 years old daughter died after consuming poison.

According to the father Harun Opondo, Faith Gisare is said to have taken poison meant for tick control in cattle after a disagreement with her brother.

He added that her mother tried to save her life but it was too late.

“This is sudden and unfortunate to the family” said Opondo.

Faith was the last born in the family of eight.

Confirming the incident area deputy county commissioner Julius Kavita, said that there was disagreement that led the act.

Being a second case of suicide in the area, in a span of less than two weeks, the DCC says the administration is working to ensure counseling for locals in the area.He however called on parents to be extra cautious in handling children cases.

The body was moved to Nakuru county mortuary.

PHOTO/Bayer Livestock:Ticks control drug.

Pristone Mambili

A freelance Journalist with experience in Radio and online news writing.