An 18-year-old boy from Ikurucha village in Nyamira County took his own life after picking a quarrel with his family over inheritance of some properties.
Nyamira South Sub County Police Commander Moses Kirong’ while confirming the incident to the press said that the deceased, John Bosire, took his own life on Tuesday evening after a quarrel with his aunt over who rightly deserves family property left by their deceased grandparents.
“The late John decided to take his own life after his aunt, sister to his father, insisted she deserved to stay in her late parents’ house with her children where John was staying after her marital home crumbled and decided to come back to their home,” Kirong explained.
The officer further elaborated that the house in contest was officially given to the deceased by the clan elders in agreement with his entire family as an inheritance in accordance with the Abagusii culture for participating in the burying ceremony of his grandparents. The house was given to John because the family did not have a calf that is usually given to grandsons who bury their grandparents.
“After a heated quarrel on Tuesday afternoon with the aunt, who wants him out of the parents’ house and currently staying with the brother, John threatened to commit suicide and leave his aunt in peace. They thought he was only making verbal threats. When they noticed he was not coming out of the house nor switched on lights in his house, they decided to check and know what was happening. They were shocked to find him dangling dead from the roof of the house in contention with a piece of cloth tied in his neck,” the police Commander narrated.
Kirong’ told the press the body of the deceased was taken to Nyamira referral hospital mortuary waiting for autopsy.