An 81-years old man in Mkwachunyi village in Voi Sub-County committed suicide by hanging himself and leaving a suicide note advising his children not to cry excessively because he had done his fatherly role of bringing them up to adulthood.
The body of the deceased, identified as Daniel Mjomba, was found dangling from the truss of his house Thursday afternoon.
In his suicide note found on a table besides the body, the deceased had demanded not to be buried in shoes but in plastic shoes locally known as yeboyebo. He further directed his family to dress him in his ordinary clothes and the rest be given out.
The body was taken to Moi County Referral Hospital Mortuary awaiting an autopsy.
Confirming the incident, Voi Police boss Bernastein Shali said a probe has been launched into the cause of the death.
“We are waiting for the results from the autopsy to ascertain the cause of death,” he said.
By Wagema Mwangi