Man hangs himself over what is believed to be domestic rankles

Police at the scene
Police at the scene of the incident

Body of a 30-year-old man was early Tuesday found in his house at Emuhuni village in Navakholo constituency of Kakamega County following a breakup with his wife two weeks ago.

Kennedy Maero’s who was an employee of the County Government of Kakamega under the youth service program was found by his younger brother Gideon who had gone to check up on him after he failed to wake up as usual raising concerns from the family on his whereabouts.

Gideon says after knocking at his brother’s door with no response, he opened the door with a spare key and after checking in several rooms in his house he found his body.

“In the morning after my mother preparing breakfast, she told me to go and check up on my elder brother since he had not woken which is unusual of him, so after the efforts to open his door I found my brother’s body hanging with a bedcover tight around his neck in his bedroom.” Explained his younger brother.

According to Wilfred Maero, father to the deceased said that his son who has been more of an introvert has of late been depressed after a breakup with his wife two weeks ago and this could be the reason why he took his life.

“For about one month now my son has been complaining to me about his wife and how they have been disagreeing in almost everything and had even vowed to marry another wife but as a father, I told him to be patient. Am surprised by his sudden death, even though since yesterday he had appeared to be in deep thoughts after receiving several calls from a person believed to his wife whom they broke up with two weeks ago.”

Confirming the incident, Buchangu area assistant chief Charles Otwisa has called upon the young generation to always seek counseling from religious leaders before taking away their lives following the rise in such cases.

“This young man has died at a very productive age of 30 and we wouldn’t wish to lose another one, the youth should always ask for guidance before settling for such painful decisions.”

The body of the deceased has been picked and taken by police to Kakamega County Referral Hospital awaiting a postmortem.

(Written by Sheldon Asakhulu)