The mother of two identified as Hilda is said to have attempted suicide after the husband abandoned her and married another woman.
Speaking to the media from the hospital where they are admitted, Hilda said that she set their house ablaze after the husband abandoned them. She said that she could not fend for her two kids and hence decided to set the house on fire to avoid the suffering.
According to neighbours, they were shocked to see a huge thick smoke emanating from her house. They saw the three year old boy who managed to escape unhurt rushing from the house. He told them that the mother had set their house on fire and wanted to burn them.
The neighbours rushed to their aid and managed to save their lives. However property was destroyed in the incident because the fire had already consumed a big part of the house. They were rushed to hospital where they are receiving treatment.
The woman will be charged with attempted murder once she is discharged from hospital.