Father of 3 hangs himself after quarrel with wife

Monday, April 12th, 2021 16:23 |
Woman dies holding an infant

By Kireri Mwiti and Collins Osanya

The body of a man in Longonot, Naivasha was found hanging from the roof of his three-roomed house in what detectives described as suicide linked to marital disagreements.

Kevin Nduati, not his real name, was last seen on the evening of Saturday, April 10 around the shopping centre at Longonot area before his wife stumbled into his lifeless body.

Speaking to People Daily, Amos Kamau who is a neighbor to the deceased said the couple had on various occasions fallen out over the deceased’s excessive drinking.

“Their family has a troubled history due to the deceased drinking habits and we never thought the father of three could end up committing suicide,” Kmau said. 

Naivasha OCPD Samuel Waweru confirmed the sad incident adding that the police had already launched investigations into the matter.

In the recent past, cases of gender-based violence (GBV) have been on the rise with Kenyans raising awareness on how best to deal with the matter. A study by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics showed that 23.6 percent of Kenyans have witnessed or heard cases of domestic violence in their communities since the introduction of COVID-19 containment measures.

The national GBV Hotline 1195 received 810 cases in September (as of 29 September 2020) compared to 646 cases in August, an increase of 25 percent. All cases received psychosocial first aid (PFA) and referral services.

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