A 66-year-old man from Masongaleni area in Kibwezi sub-county of Makueni county is receiving treatment at Amref hospital after attempting suicide.
The man who was not identified immediately is said to have imbibed poison before he was saved by locals. He is accused of defiling and impregnating the twin children a few months ago.
The incident was confirmed by Kibwezi Assistant County commissioner Abdi Fatah who said the man was first rushed to Sokomoko hospital where he was given first aid and then referred to Amref.
Fatah noted that the man decided to kill himself after knowing his actions had come to light fearing being arrested. He revealed that the two children are six months pregnant and had disclosed the man to be the father.
The Assistant County Commissioner confirmed that once the man is out of hospital he will be arrested and prosecuted for defilement.
He sounded a warning that stringent measures would be taken against shameless men preying on children. Fatah also expressed concern over rising cases of defilement in the sub-county.