In Summary
  • 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.

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