Shock as Nyandarua man commits suicide after a domestic feud over Sh50
By Kirera Mwiti
Residents of Magumu village in Kinangop Nyandarua County yesterday woke up to a rude shock after a 26-year-old man committed suicide after a quarrel with his wife over Sh50.
The body of the man who worked as a potato loader was found hanging from a tree in their compound after storming out of his house the previous evening.
An elder Amos Kimani expressed his concern over an increase in suicide cases in the area mainly involving the youths.
He attributed the cases to use of drugs and illicit brews among the youths many of whom were unemployed.
“In the latest case the man got in a quarrel with the wife after she used Sh50 that he had left in one of his trousers and he decided to take his life using the rope,” he said.
A senior police officer from the area confirmed the incident adding that the body had been collected and taken to Naivasha mortuary and an inquest file opened up.
Meanwhile, police in Naivasha are holding a middle-aged man who went berserk and bit off his kin’s ear following a domestic feud.
During the incident in Karagita estate, the suspect said to be a casual laborer swallowed part of the ear before spitting the other.
The victim screaming and bleeding profusely was rushed to a nearby health center where he was treated and later referred to Naivasha sub-county hospital.
The incident came barely a month after woman in the same estate bit-off part of his lover tongue’s after a fall-out.
In the latest incident, the two cousins were involved in a fight after one of them accused the other of insulting his mother.
A witness Paul Mwangi said that the family for years been involved in perennial fights that ended up with police intervening.
He noted that the two went for each other with the victim being accused of drunkenness and abusing his elders.
“The two rolled on the grounds holding each other before the stronger one bit off the ear of the other forcing members of the public to intervene,” he said.
Naivasha OCPD Samuel Waweru confirmed the incident adding that the suspect would be charged in court with causing bodily harm.
“We have in custody a man who bit-off the ear of his colleague following a fight and he will be charged in court,” he said.