Man kills self in Kakamega after ‘constant nagging’ by digital lender


Grief has engulfed Eshiambitsi ward in Navakholo, Kakamega county following the death of a well-known 30-year-old man, Solomon Ayindi.

Neighbours found the body of the deceased dangling from the ceiling of his house on Saturday night.

His distraught family led by his mother Alice Omwenje said the deceased had been stressed about a Ksh.30,000 loan that he owed a local digital lender.

They said the deceased had only managed to pay off part of the debt owing to the harsh economic times.

The lender, they claim, turned a deaf year to cries of leniency and was on the deceased’s neck for the past few weeks.

The villagers led by the deceased’s uncle Japheth Makokha said they will,  in accordance with their traditions, demolish the house of the deceased.

According to the elders, those who commit suicide are not to be taken to a funeral home; instead, a grave is to be dug where they died and their remains interred without ceremony.

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