Senior county official commits suicide

A senior health official has allegedly committed suicide.

Thadayo Nyakwaka, head of the laboratory department at Rangwe sub-county hospital, allegedly killed himself at his village home in Lowe Kayambo location, Ndhiwa sub-county.

Nyakwaka was said to have jumped into a well in his compound on Saturday.

Lower Kayambo location chief Cyprian Obonyo said Mr Nyakwaka has earlier plunged into a pit latrine but his sister rescued him. A few minutes later, he jumped into the well and drowned.

Ndhiwa OCPD Dishon Chadaka said his officers were investigating the medic’s death.

The body was taken to the Homa Bay County Referral Hospital mortuary.

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