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Policeman commits suicide in Nandi

24 April 2014, 19:44

Nandi - Grief has engulfed a village in Nandi County after a police officer committed suicide in what is thought to be a domestic issue.

The officer’s body, who has been serving in Nairobi, was found by neighbours hanging on the roof of his house in Chepkorio village.

One of the neighbours,Ishmael Choge who is a former councilor says the deceased might have taken his own life following a family feud with his estranged wife. He has three children according to neighbours.

“The deceased was working in Nairobi and had some problems with his wife and it seems likely it stirred him to take that action. His wife was not at home during the incident,” said Choge.

They lamented that the father's death was one of such acts which are on the rise in the county in the recent past.

“We are sad that many young men have been committing suicide in the recent past in this county. This trend is not just a threat to development but also continuity,” said Ann Kitur.

The residents urged youths and those having family problems among them to use acceptable means in solving their problems instead of taking action which will likely result in death.

“Problems are inevitable in families and even the society at large but committing suicide is not the solution at all. It's therefore good for those facing whichever kind of problem to explore acceptable means in solving the situation,” noted Elizabeth Kikwai.

The residents further called on the county government to set up counseling centres as to enable those facing various challenges to seek psychological assistance.

The deceased body has been moved to the Kapsabet district hospital as police conduct investigations into the matter.

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