74-year-old Nyamira man locks himself inside house, sets it ablaze after quarrel with wife

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On Wed, 1 Sep, 2021 08:40 | < 1 min read
Eldoret residents woke up to a bizarre incident on Saturday, July 3 when the body of a badly mutilated one year old was discovered along river Sosiani.

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.

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