Shock struck the residents of Kabolebo in Tindiret, Nandi County after the bodies of two children aged seven and 11 were found in a pit latrine on Thursday morning.

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A 31-year-old woman and a mother of the two girls is believed to have committed the heinous act on their family bedroom Tuesday before fleeing into unknown location.

According to Kass FM, a local vernacular station, the area assistant chief, Joseph Koech said a teacher who shared the latrine with the woman sensed a foul smell emanating from the toilet. Upon checking inside, he saw the bodies of the children.

"The teacher alerted the police and neighbors whom demolished the pit latrine and retrieved the bodies of the two children," said Koech as reported by Kass FM.

Some of the body parts of the children had been chopped into small pieces and put into a sack.

"The woman had stayed in her aunt's house for 11 years at Mutai's house and as usual she was alone as the owners had gone out for various duties," Ezekiel Mutai, a family member said.

The police believe the woman might have killed her children in the house before dumping their bodies into the pit latrine as blood was spilt all over.

Francis Chirchir, the village elder lead the residents in condemning the gory murder. He urged the resident to seek help rather than committing such a devastating act.

Police from Songhor Police Station have since launched a manhunt for the woman. 

Details and motive of the murder remain unclear.