A 56-year-old man from Kibugu Village in Embu North bled to death Monday morning after chopping off his penis with a pair of scissors.
Neighbours say Dominic Mugo, a long-term drug addict, had expressed fears that no woman would marry him due to his violent past.
And his inability to get a woman to settle with was the reason for his action, local leaders said.
Mugo was heard screaming for help at 7am Monday.
When neighbours rushed to his house, they found him unconscious, Embu North Deputy County Commissioner Thomas Tumo says. A pair of scissors was found in his hands.
Mugo was rushed to hospital, but was pronounced dead on arrival.
According to area chief, Mugo was a long-term bhang user.
The deceased was moved to Gakwegori Funeral Home.