In a devastating incident that has sent shockwaves through Rongo, Migori County, a 35-year-old medical officer, Fredrick Owuor, took his own life on Thursday amid suspected domestic disputes.
His lifeless body was discovered in his mother’s house in Kabuoro Sub-location, hanging from a rope tied around his neck.
Area Assistant Chief Johanes Ooko Malela confirmed the tragic event, expressing the community’s bewilderment as they grapple to understand the reasons behind the medical officer’s desperate act.
While the specific cause remains unclear, unverified reports indicate that Owuor was facing familial challenges, particularly with his wife.
As the community mourns the loss of a dedicated medical professional, local authorities have initiated a police investigation into the circumstances leading to Owuor’s untimely demise.
The search for answers continues as authorities work diligently to uncover the factors that contributed to this heartbreaking incident.
The deceased’s body has been transferred to Rosewood Hospital mortuary, where it awaits an autopsy and further police inquiries. T
The grim reality of rising suicide cases in Migori County has prompted concerns among provincial administrators. Their collective worry underscores the urgency of addressing mental health issues within the community. Urging the public to explore alternative conflict resolution methods, these administrators emphasize the importance of dialogue, understanding, and support networks to prevent further tragedies.
In the past week alone, Migori County has witnessed more than two cases of suicide, as reported by the police. T