Residents of Sigoro village, Baringo County, Kenya's Rift Valley, were on Sunday evening gripped with sorrow after a 70-year-old man committed suicide over a land row with family members.
The deceased, Joseph Keitany, reportedly went missing the night before, only his body to be found dangling on a tree with a rope around his neck.
Keitany's body was discovered by a teen fishing on a nearby river, who then reported the matter to the authorities.
"It is alleged that Keitany went missing on Saturday at around 10 PM; efforts in locating him, however, went futile not until the following day when his body was found dangling on a tree by a teen fishing on the river," said the area Chief Stephen Chemas.
A suicide note retrieved from the left pocket of his trouser attributed his death to a family dispute concerning the family land distribution.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.