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Man electrocutes himself while crowds of people watch

15 August 2013, 16:11 Steve Wambugu

Nakuru - A 25-year-old man committed suicide on Thursday morning by electrocuting himself on an overhead power line at Kemptembow estate in Nakuru.

According to an eyewitness, Susan Wachuka, the young man removed all of his clothing before climbing the transmitter line.

“We thought it was usual of him to undress,” she said.

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The man, who was only identified by the locals as Emmanuel, is said to have been a carpenter who was having mental problems.

Wachuka added that Emanuel was always quiet.

Kenya power staff arrived at the scene but were forced to wait for crime police officers for three hours before removing the body.

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The KPLC workers were forced to switch off power at the zone so as to retrieve the body from the power lines.

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