A sombre mood engulfed Shieywe village in Soy, Kakamega County after a 29-year-old man committed suicide by hanging himself near his girlfriend’s homestead.
The man is said have suspected that his girlfriend had dumped him and married another man.
Soy assistant chief Cornelius Luseno Lusava said the deceased, Peter Katiba, had been in relationship with a 2019 KCSE candidate and the two had promised to marry each other.
Mr Lusava said the deceased had been waiting for the Ivugwi Secondary School graduate to complete her secondary school education before marrying her.
However, he said the girl left home with her mother on Wednesday to attend a relative’s funeral in Lumakanda in the neighbouring Lugari Sub County without informing her lover.
The administrator said the move seemed to have angered and stressed Katiba who thought that his girlfriend had dumped him and opted to marry another man.
After failing to get information on his lover’s whereabouts, Katiba took a wire and went to their gate where he hanged himself.
“His body was discovered in the morning dangling on a wire at the gate to the girl’s home,” said Lusava.
Police took the body to Kitale Hospital mortuary as they launched investigations into the incident.