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Panic In Kisumu County After A Man Commits Suicide

Suicide is a global phenomenon and occurs throughout the lifespan. There are indications that for each adult who died by suicide there may have been more than 20 others attempting suicide.

It is a global phenomenon; in fact, 79% of suicides occurred in low and middle income countries. Suicide accounted for 1.4% of all deaths worldwide, making it the 18th leading cause of death in the World.

A 46-year-old man has killed himself over Sh40,000 loan at Achego village, Songo area in Muhoroni Sub-county.

Philip Oduor is said to have ended his life yesterday after creditors repossessed a motorcycle he acquired on loan.

Muhoroni OCPD David Njoroge feared that Oduor suffered emotionally when the bike was repossessed on Thursday last week.

“It was well until the creditors claimed that he (Oduor) defaulted on some loan he took to buy the motorbike,” Njoroge said.

According to close relatives, Oduor isolated himself and started starving after the incident.His brother, David Opon said Oduor evacuated his family and maintained he wanted to stay alone some two days after the creditors visited.

"He later took a rope, tied it on his house's roof and used it to end his life, almost half an hour after he chased his wife away," said Opon.

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David Njoroge David Opon Kisumu County Muhoroni Philip Oduor


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