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Man commits suicide after discovering that he was HIV positive

By KEVINE OMOLLO | March 22nd 2014


Kisumu, Kenya: A man has committed suicide under unclear circumstances in Kisumu County.

The body of Peter Onywera, 42, was found hanging on a rope in his farm at Kamola Village in Nyakach on Saturday morning.

Residents suspect that the man could have taken away his life after discovering that he was HIV positive.

Police said a witness had alleged that the deceased had expressed disappointment after discovering that he was HIV positive and he could have taken that step to save himself from agony.

“We cannot confirm for now what his condition was and we leave that to the medical experts,” said Nyakach OCPD Dismas Wanjala.

He added that professional investigations would reveal more accurate information, calling upon those who were close to the deceased to render any necessary information to the police.

According to reports made to police, Oywera who lived on his own is suspected to have committed suicide on Friday night.

Police however said investigations had been launched into the matter to determine the real cause of the suicide.

The body was taken to Pap Onditi Mortuary.

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