Residents of Iribi village in Kiharu, Murang’a County were left in shock after a woman who was believed to be dead came back home.
News broke out on Monday that the woman, Nancy Wanjiku committed suicide by drowning herself and her last-born son in River Mathioya.
When Wanjiku returned home, she found her family and neighbors mourning her as they made plans of finding and retrieving their bodies from the river. Burial arrangements had also commenced.
Speaking to a local TV station, Wanjiku said people were dumbfounded and fled away after they saw her and her son returning home.
"They told me they were making plans on how they will go to look for my body in the river where they thought I was," she said.
Area MCA Duncan Muturi who had been invited to take part in Wanjiku’s burial preparations condemned those behind the fake reports.
"There are people with uncontrollable mouths. To Nancy, don't worry, just thank God because you now know your enemies," he said.
Area Chief said he heard rumors of the murder-suicide incident but no official report was filed.