Two men have committed suicide in Naivasha in two different cases as police expressed their concern over the rising cases mainly involving men.
In the first case, a 65-year-old man took his life through the rope in Kinamba estate in Naivasha after learning that he had a chronic disease which would not be curable.
The body of the father of four was found hanging in his home in the estate located off the Naivasha-Kirima road by his kin before police were called.
Emotions ran high among his kin and friends before the body was collected and taken to Naivasha sub-county hospital mortuary.
A witness John Mbugua said that that the man had been ailing for some years and was on and off medication and treatment in various hospitals seeking treatment.
He said that this had adversely affected the family financially and psychologically before the man decided to take his life.
“After learning that he could not heal he decided to take his life using a rope and police have been informed and collected the body,” he said.
Elsewhere, a man has committed suicide in Karagita estate in Naivasha after learning that his wife had been impregnated by another man.
The flower farm worker took his life in their house to protest against the pregnancy which according to him had caused irreconcilable rift in the family.
Members of the public in the sprawling estate were left in shock as police moved in to carry away to the lifeless body following the midday incident.
According to a neighbor only identified as Michael, the victim’s wife had a four month pregnancy which was the main source of conflict in the home.
He said that the man had on several occasions denied that he was responsible for the pregnancy before deciding to take his life.
“The man had on several occasions contacted us claiming that he suspected that the pregnancy belonged to another man,” he said.
He told of their shock on learning about the suicide adding that the couple had a two year old child who was at home when the incident occurred.
Naivasha OCPD Samuel Waweru confirmed both incidents adding that inquests files had been opened and the bodies taken to the local mortuary.
“In the recent past we have recorded several cases of suicides either related to family disputes and depression and the trend is worrying,” he said.