Residents in Bomet are in shock after a 29-year-old woman committed suicide after killing her one-year-old son.

According to Bomet Central sub-county police commander Musa Omar Imamai, Caren Langat murdered her one-year-old son before committing suicide.

The news of the twin tragedy stunned the people of Nyongores in Bomet Central.

PHOTO | COURTESY police car

The two victims were discovered dangling from the roof of the family home.

Region chief Gideon Ngetich lamented the increasing number of suicides in the region, most of which were caused by family disputes.

Police officers from the Silibwet station responded to the spot and gathered testimonies from the deceased's husband and other witnesses.

The two bodies were transferred to the Longisa Hospital Mortuary.