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Man commits suicide after betting mission goes sour

A three feet borehole where the lifeless body of Oswea
was discovered. Photo by Lucy Wangai

The body of a twenty five year old man was Wednesday found in a borehole within his homestead a day after his family reported him missing.
The deceased whose name police gave as Samuel Oswea was found in a three feet borehole within his plot by his neighbours after his wife Julia Waruguru of Komu village within Kiganjo location reported that she was suspicious that her husband might have harmed himself after a betting mission went sour.
Confirming the incident, the Thika West sub county OCPD , Paul Karobia said that the wife of the deceased reported the matter to Makongeni Police Station after waking up in the morning and not finding him in bed and attempts to get through his phone was futile as his calls went un answered as he had left his phone in the house.
He said that the wife revealed that her husband who was a plant operator at a local manufacturing company was a betting fanatic and had recently taken to face book seeking for friend’s advice on ways of committing suicide.
“Neighbours are attesting that he was a troubled man in his marriage and that he had wanted to commit suicide for quite some time especially after he lost some money in a betting escapade,” revealed Karobia.
The OCPD called on the youth to be careful when engaging themselves in betting missions for it has ruined many lives as people have lost a lot of money to the craze.
“Beware of betting and take care not to get too much into it since people have lost a lot of money and others end up committing suicide. People have lost a lot of money to these betting craze and they end up frustrated and losing it all,” said Karobia.
The OCPD stated that police have launched investigations into the case. Samuel has left behind his wife and a one year old child.
The body was taken to General Kago Funeral Home.
By Zaituni Maimuna

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