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.

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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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