In a tragic incident that unfolded on Monday in Ndurio Location, Nandi County, a 42-year-old chief took his own life after discovering his wife’s infidelity with a police officer.
Douglas Chikanda, the Nandi County Criminal Investigation Officer, confirmed the heart-wrenching incident, labeling it as a love triangle involving one of his officers and the chief’s wife, a mother of four.
The unfortunate event transpired when the police officer, stationed at Kobujoi police station, visited the chief’s wife at a lodging in Sereme Town, Nandi County, on that fateful evening. The chief, upon arrival, was devastated to find his wife and the police officer engaged in an illicit act.
Overwhelmed by shock and despair, the chief consumed a lethal dose of pesticide, specifically ‘Round Up,’ as revealed by a family member who spoke to the police. He was swiftly rushed to White Crescent Nursing Home for immediate medical attention. Despite efforts to save him, he succumbed to the poisoning.
Following his passing, his body was transferred to the White Crescent Hospital morgue, where it awaits a postmortem examination. Meanwhile, detectives in Nandi County have initiated investigations to unravel the full details surrounding this tragic situation.
In response to this distressing incident, the police officer involved has been placed on compulsory leave, pending a thorough probe into the matter. This incident not only marks a personal tragedy but also sheds light on the alarming rise in cases of infidelity within the country. Recent data from the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS) reveals a concerning trend, indicating that Kenyan men, on average, have seven sexual partners throughout their lives.