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Jilted Lover Takes Own Life

A Sombre mood engulfed traders at Rodi Kopany market in Homa Bay Sub County after a 33 year old man took his own life moments after stabbing his ex-lover for refusing mend their breakup.

Traders said the man, identified as Tobias Otieno had attempted to reconcile with his 23 year old ex-girlfriend by the name Irene Akoth in vain before her resorted to violence means out of desperation.

Witnesses said the deceased turned wild after his overtures were turned down and in a fit of rage retrieved a kitchen knife he had earlier concealed in his pocket and attack his former lover in full glare of the public at the market.

It was at this point that members of the public intervened to rescue Akoth who was preparing French fries at a market stall along the Rodi Kopany Ndhiwa road when his jilted former boyfriend showed up.

Akoth who was bleeding profusely after sustaining several knife stabs was rushed to California hospital where medics said she was recuperating but could not ascertain whether she was out of danger or not.

Kalanya Kanyango location chief Fredrick Onyango confirmed the incident saying the deceased wanted to renew their troubled relationship but the lady adamantly rejected his advances prompting the man to stab her.

He said the man who appeared prepared for any eventuality prior to his attempts to rekindle their relationship turned the knife on self after Akoth was rescued and stabbed himself four times.

He said Preliminary investigations into the tragic incident revealed that the man who later bleed to death was found with toxic pesticides for ticks and the blood stained Knife indicating that he had premeditated his actions.

The administrator appealed to young men to look for better ways of resolving issues instead of resorting to killing themselves.

The body of the deceased has been taken to Homa bay County Referral awaiting postmortem while police officers have launched investigations into the incident.

By Naomi Wandede and  Davis Langat










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