Shock as 23-year-old man and his 46-year-old wife commit suicide three days after Christmas

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Residents of Kojwang’ Sub-Location in Rachuonyo North Sub-County in Homa Bay County woke up to a shocking incident on Friday (December 29), when they discovered the bodies of a 23-year-old man and that of his 46-year-old wife dangling from ropes tied to a mango tree near their house.

It is yet to be established why John Okwaro and Alice Akoth committed suicide, given no suicide note was found.

Homa Bay County police commander Marius Tum confirmed the incident, observing that there has been an increase in the number of suicide cases in Homa Bay County in the recent past.

“The increase in the number of suicide cases in Homa Bay is worrying. I urge members of the public to seek help from relevant people when faced with domestic, work or any other social or economic problem. One should not resort to taking his or her own life when problems arise,” said Mr Tum.

The couple’s bodies were moved to Homa Bay Hospital mortuary.

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