Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


MyNews24 is a user-generated section of News24 Kenya. The stories here come from users.

Latest Badges:

View all Manasseh's badges.

Man dies in a botched attempt to poison his family

10 August 2015, 12:35 Joseph Njung'eh

Nyeri - A 37-year-old man at Rukira village in Othaya who wanted to wipe out his entire family including himself has died after poisoning himself.

Wilson Mbuthia is said to have put poison in the meal that was to be taken by his family on Sunday evening before he ingested the same. His body was discovered in a maize plantation Monday morning.

Luckily, his 35-year-old wife Caroline Wanjugu and their two children, a son and a daughter survived despite consuming the killer supper as they were rushed to hospital by neighbors after suffering serious stomachache.

Area OCPD, Joseph Mwika said the man’s body did not have any physical injuries when it was recovered at around 5am. Next to it was the poison bottle.

Read Also: Five foods that could kill you

He said police have so far handed the bottle and samples of the food to the government analysts for analysis.

Dr. Joseph Gichui said the three patients were in a critical condition on arrival at Othaya hospital as they were sweating, confused, semi-conscious and their heartbeat rates low.

He stated that the symptoms could be linked to organophosphate poisoning, a substance used in eliminating small rodents such as rats and mice.

Mbuthia’s body was taken to Mukurweini District Hospital mortuary.

For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page!

- MyNews24

Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received.

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
ODM MP chased down by angry Kibra...

Kibra MP Ken Okoth had a hard time in his constituency after angry youth pelted him with stones. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
Prepare for DP Ruto fight in 2022...

An MP has warned that the Kalenjin Community will not stand back and watch as DP Ruto is duped ahead of the 2022 polls. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
Be careful who you deal with, DP ...

Watch out for your political future, DP William Ruto has been warned. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
Kikuyu 2022 vote will go to Peter...

The 2022 Kikuyu vote will go to Peter Kenneth, a Rift Valley Governor has warned DP William Ruto. Read more...

Submitted by
William Korir
CORD threatens to boycott 2017 po...

The CORD Coalition says that it will be forced to boycott the 2017 elections if there is no new voter register in place by the time. Read more...

Submitted by
Wilson Ochieng
Disgraced Jeptoo stripped of 2014...

Organizers of the Boston Marathon are stripping Kenyan runner Rita Jeptoo of her 2014 victory as part of the athlete's newly extended doping ban. Read more...