Police in Masaba Nyamira county has arrested one John Ayuka Asanyo for an alleged suicide attempt.
The 74-year-old was detained when neighbours called the area chief to report he was suicidal, after locking himself inside his house and setting it ablaze.
According to a police report, Asanyo is said to have attempted suicide following a quarrel with his wife.
"John Ayuka Asanyo aged 74 years locked himself inside his house and started a fire with an intention of burning himself inside. Neighbours came to his rescue and after which informed the area assistant chief who arrested him for further legal action, " the police report read in parts.