A 23-year-old woman stunned Migori town residents on Wednesday when she attempted to sell her two children to raise Sh400,000.
The woman claimed she was overwhelmed by the burden of raising the children. She opted to sell her daughters, aged two and four years, to raise money to buy a piece of land.
The mother of four claimed that her husband had disowned her. She claimed that all her children were sired by different men.
“I have been through difficult situations with these children. I have decided to sell the young girls for Sh400,000 and buy land where I can settle with their male siblings,” she said.
The woman said she had tried in vain to seek assistance from well-wishers.
“No one seems to welcome me any more. I lack shelter and I have been living in makeshift structures with the children and sometimes going without food. I would be very happy if I get someone to buy my two daughters,” she said. Officers from Migori Police Station later whisked her to safety.