Sombre mood has engulfed Ndimu village in Elburgon, Nakuru County, after a woman committed suicide alongside her two children.
36-year-old Beth Wangui is reported to have thrown herself, her nine-year-old daughter and three-year-old boy into a dam on Friday night.
A neighbour who heard screams at around 8 pm rushed to the scene, only to find the woman and her children fighting drowning.
The neighbour was only able to rescue the boy who was near the edges of the water body.
Local divers were alerted and swung into action. They were able to retrieve the lifeless body of the woman on the same night, and that of her daughter on Saturday morning.
Residents have now cried foul over the increased cases of depression in Elburgon, adding that cases of hopelessness due to lack of jobs is the main course of such acts.