By Viscount Francis K’Owuor
September 16th 2017
Grief has struck the village of Kakrao in Migori County after aboda boda rider committed suicide on Thursday night over a domestic disagreement.
George Otieno arrived from work at his home in Pau Nyuka, Migori County at 10pm and was about to retire to bed when a disagreement arose between his two wives over whose house he would spend the night in.
The 28-year-old man had taken supper at his second wife’s house and had made his mind to sleep there as well, but this was not be—trouble started when he went out to park his motorbike at his first wife’s house. His brother Mr. Naphtali Atin narrated how the first wife then locked the door and insisted that he sleeps in her house.
“He took almost an hour begging his first wife to open the door for him to move to the second wife’s house without success,” Atin said.
In the course of the verbal exchange that ensued the first wife accused Otieno of neglecting her from the time he took in the second wife. During the scuffle the young man overpowered the wife and stormed out of the house.
“The second wife alerted us few minutes after Otieno had disappeared. We then conducted a search for him afterwards but without success. Later on we saw his body hanging on one of the trees close to the compound,” Atin added.
The area chief Pius Amara said Otieno often threatened to commit suicide whenever conflict arose in the family. His body was taken to Migori Referral Hospital mortuary.