Man sets himself ablaze after lover refuses to give him lunch money

A 37-year-old man in Migori committed suicide after an alleged quarrel with his lover over lunch money.

Joel Onyango from Marindi village in Sagero sub-location, Suna West, doused himself in petrol and set himself on fire in his house.

His brother Fredrick Ouma said Onyango lived with his lover for more than five years.

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A witness said Onyango sold land to give his lover money to start a business.

Onyango had separated from his first wife.

“I receive a call from his neighbour who told me my brother killed himself," Ouma said.

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He added that Onyango first differed with his lover on Monday after he asked the woman for money.

“The woman is in Mombasa. When my brother asked her for lunch money she told him to use the money he spends on alcohol."

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A witness said by the time residents arrived, the fire had already spread.

It took people time to break the steel door.

Migori police commander Joseph Nthenge said police are investigating.

The body was taken to Migori Level Four Hospital mortuary.

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