Mumias man takes poison to avoid footing bill


A 25-year-old boda boda operator from Shibale Village in Mumias, Kakamega County ended his life on Monday by taking poison after failing to raise money needed to foot hospital bill for a man he had knocked down.

His wife said that the man called her privately after taking the poison and told her that he reached the decision to end his own life because “he feared the troubles he’d go through in trying to raise the money needed to treat the accident victim.”

He died before arriving at a Mumias hospital.

Confirming the incident, area chief, Stephen Eroba, urged residents to look for alternative solutions to disputes and differences, instead of committing suicide.

The deceased’s body was taken to a Mumias mortuary.

By Violah Wilkinson




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