A twenty one year old butchery operator has committed suicide in Naivasha after his 18-year-old lover abandoned him for another man.
The victim identified as Francis Njuguna was found hanging in his room in Kinamba village 10km from Naivasha town.
Njuguna who worked in one of the butcheries in the area left a suicide note in which he accused his lover identified only as Shiku for his woes.
In the note addressed to the teenager, the deceased told of his love and dedication to their relationship but the girl had continued to be unfaithful.
“I ask for forgiveness from my mother for this act which has been caused by my lover who has decided to move along with many other men,” said the noted in Kiswahili.
Emotions ran high as police moved in to collect the body before taking it to Naivasha sub-county hospital mortuary.
According to one of the area resident Ibrahim Nyutu, the deceased was in high spirits the previous night as he served his customers.
He decried the rising cases of suicide among youths in the country due to love affairs adding that there was need for counseling.
“We have recorded a very wicked spirit that is leading youths to commit suicide and its time we engaged them so that this evil trend can end,” he said.
A friend Peter Muchina said that the victim had confessed to them over the fall-out with the lover the previous night adding that he never contemplated suicide.
He told of their shock when he failed to report to duty on Thursday morning only for his body to be found hanging in his house.
“It’s a sad day that Njuguna has decided to take his life due to a woman and my advice to fellow youths is to move on after a relationship fails,” he said.
Speaking on phone, Naivasha deputy OCPD John Kwasa confirmed the incident adding that the body had been collected and an inquest file opened.
He decried the rising cases of suicide among young people in Naivasha adding that substance abuse and depression had led to the cases.
“In the latest case the deceased left a note accusing his lover for the incident and the body has been taken to Naivasha mortuary and the next of kin will be notified,” he said.