Man makes good his threat, kills self in second suicide attempt

A somber mood engulfed Ebwambwa Village in Kakamega County after a body of 40-year-old man was found dangling in his house on Thursday morning.

The family confirmed the morning incident saying Patrick Siteti hanged himself in his house using an electricity cables.

Mother to the diseased Salome Achisa said the son has been threatening to take his own life on several occasions, at one instance, he stabbed himself almost to death before he was rushed to hospital.

The family woke up on Thursday morning to find the man's body dangling from the roof top and some pieces of wire also scattered on the floor.

“We peeped through the window and saw his body hanging. We cannot tell exactly what caused that but he has been threatening to kill himself,” she said.

The reason behind the young man deciding to take his life is yet to be established but some neighbours point at a distressed man after wife left him some five years ago.

Locals said he has been a stubborn man in the village where he even burnt his own house and a neighbour’s house in unclear circumstances.

The body was taken to Kakamega Hospital Mortuary.

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