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NAIVASHA: Man commits suicide after quarreling with wife over his drinking habits

There was drama in Karagita estate in Naivasha after a man committed suicide after a quarrel with his wife over his drinking habits.

The man allegedly used money meant for house rent to buy alcohol sparking a confrontation with his wife before deciding to take his life.

This came as area leaders expressed their concern over increased cases of suicide in the town with middle-aged men been the most affected.

According to a witness Mary Waithera, the couple had for months quarreled over the husband drinking habits with the deceased promising to change.

She said that on Sunday night, the man arrived home drunk and penniless leading to a physical confrontation after it emerged that he had used the rent money on alcohol.

“He locked himself in the bedroom and took a pesticide and was rushed to hospital but he died a few minutes after arriving,” she said.

And elder in the estate Patrick Karani decried rising cases of suicide among the young people noting that there was a deeper problem.

“Since the year began we have recorded over five cases of suicide among youths and in majority of the cases it had to do with money,” he said.

Source: Anthony Gitonga

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