Man Kills Self After His First Wife Left Him

A boda boda rider in Ndhiwa, Homa Bay County committed suicide on Wednesday night, December 16 after his first wife left him following a disagreement.

Jackson Abiola, 28, is reported to have committed suicide in the bedroom of his first wife using pieces of cloth which he had woven into a rope.

The body was found dangling from the roof on Thursday morning, December 17.

According to his neighbors, the wife left home without informing him where she was going to.

Confirming the incident, area chief Capiss Olala said Abiola got angry after his wife left him with the children.

According to the administrator, the two had separated for a month now and he never demonstrated any psychosocial problems prior to his death.

Ndhiwa police station. Photo/Courtesy

“The young man has had domestic problems with his first wife. It is suspected that he committed suicide because of the wife’s decision to walk out of the marriage.”

“He was seen in the village in his normal mood but he never shared his problems with anybody,” Olala said.

The area chief added that his second wife was still with him at the time he killed himself.

“The second wife is still in the marriage and she has been rented a house in Rodi Kopany township,” the chief said.

His body was taken to Homa Bay Referral Hospital mortuary for a postmortem.

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