A 30-year-old man has committed suicide after a domestic squabble with his wife at Kemundu village in Nessuit, Njoro Sub-county.
The deceased identified only as Bernard is said to have taken away his life after having a meal with his mother the previous evening.
According to his mother, Sabina Rotich, his son’s wife escaped recently together with his two children and has not returned since then.
She alleges that the duo might have had domestic issues but were never open to disclose the hurdles they were going through.
This is unfortunate but they ought to have come out and speak out their issues to someone they have trust in and this might have salvaged the current situation.
Describing him as a quiet, humble and one that seemed withdrawn from family members, Sabina notes that it was difficult to point out that his son was going through a challenging period as he went on with his day-to-day activities.
The incident has shocked many residents who have known him to be a peace-loving man and never thought of him committing such a heinous act to himself.
Bernard hanged himself with a rope in his house. His body is lying at the Egerton University mortuary.
Area youth leader who was present at the scene, Sigei Kitur urged youths to always sought out for amicable solutions when faced with marital issues and this will go a long way in promoting the family unit thus a sober society.
The county government through the leadership of the Governor, Lee Kinyanjui have begun effort to help curb increasing incidents of suicide in the area.
According to the Governor at a past function, he noted that Molo Sub-county has the highest number of suicide cases and they were going to work with religious leaders to help in finding lasting solutions to this issue that is ailing many families left to bear the pain.
Additionally, there was need to create more sensitization to the health facilities where those affected can visit for appropriate assistance when need be.
He described this as a mental health issue and need to be taken up with a lot of seriousness it deserves and if such laxity will be experienced, then more youths will follow suit.
By Emily Kadzo