Woman commits suicide over Ksh.20,000 church debt in Migori

Woman commits suicide over Ksh.20,000 church debt in Migori

A 60-year-old woman at Nyamaroka village in Rongo, Migori County, has reportedly committed suicide over a church debt amounting to Ksh.20,000.

Area Assistant Chief Eddy Onyango said the body of the deceased, since identified as Ruth Akinyi Ogola, was on Monday afternoon found hanging from a rope outside her kitchen.

The administrator said the deceased, who was a church treasurer, used Ksh.20,000 of money collected by the church but was not able to refund it.

Mr. Onyango also said the deceased’s son on Sunday managed to sell a cow to raise Ksh.15,000 to pay back part of the money.

He however added that they are yet to establish why the woman still opted to take her own life even after her son had managed to raise the said amount.

The Assistant Chief further appealed to families to use alternative ways of handling issues.

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