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Groom sets himself ablaze on his wedding day

23 November 2015, 09:23

Nandi - Grief engulfed residents of Kimoning village in Nandi after a 33-year-old teacher at a Secondary School in the area set himself ablaze on his wedding day.

Bernard Chemweno was living with his wife, Mercy Chebichii for six years and were to formalise their union few hours before the incident.

It is alleged that Bernard committed the suicide after his family travelled to Mt Elgon for dowry negotiations leaving him behind to finalise wedding plans, Standard reports.

Read Also: Man shoots himself in the head, Police find 7 guns in Nairobi home

According to a family member, they received a call from a neighbor at midnight informing them that Mercy’s house was on fire, only to find that her husband had set himself ablaze.

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