Three men among them village elder commit suicide in Homa Bay County


Three men among them village elder commit suicide in Homa Bay County

Three people have have committed suicide under different circumstances in Rangwe and Rachuonyo East Sub-counties, Homa Bay County.

In the first incident, a 44-year-old village elder killed himself on Sunday after he differed with his family over a woman he had inherited as a wife in the same village.

Dancun Oluoch Ongo’ga hanged himself using a rope on an avocado tree near his parent’s home a few hours after he assaulted and seriously injured his other wife who was against the relationship between him and the wife he inherited.

Area Assistant Chief Chrisphine Onyango said the deceased inherited the woman after his first wife died in March this year and other family members were against the relationship.

The deceased is said to have left a suicide noting indicating that he loved the wife he inherited forever and was not happy that his other wife and his family members never wanted him to continue being with the said woman.

The body was taken to Homa Bay Referral Hospital mortuary.

In the second incident which also happened on Sunday, a 31-year-old man took his own life at Kariany village in Rachuonyo East Sub County over unknown reasons.

The body of Collins Odhiambo was found dangling from the top of a roof inside the house of his elder brother where he had been sleeping.

Kawuor Location Chief Samwel Okoko said that they were yet to establish why Odhiambo took his life.

Elsewhere, a middle-aged man who could not be immediately identified committed suicide on Saturday under unclear circumstances at Kabonyo Village within the same Sub County.

According to the area chief Elisha Odiwuor, the body of the deceased was found in a thicket by villagers who were out fetch firewood. The motive behind the incident remains unclear.

The two bodies were taken to Rachuonyo South Sub County Hospital mortuary.

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