- His second wife quit the marriage in unclear circumstances and moved to live in the nearby trading centre. His first wife died five years ago.
- Neighbours say the man could have been depressed.
A 70-year-old man in Homa Bay County committed suicide after his wife left him.
The man, identified as Samuel Oloto Onjonga from Kauma Village in Kabondo Kasipul Sub-County, hanged himself on Tuesday evening after his second wife quit the marriage in unclear circumstances.
Area Chief Mr Joseph Ndege told journalists that Mzee Onjonga used a sisal rope.
"We found him hanging from a mango tree next to his house," he said.
Mr Ndege said the man’s second wife left him and went to live in a nearby trading centre.
"The old man was lonely after his second wife left him and rented a house in the nearby trading centre following a dispute between them," he said.