Man takes own life after elderly lover refused to open door for him at night

By , K24 Digital
On Mon, 23 Jan, 2023 13:40 | < 1 min read
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A 41-year-old man has committed suicide after his elderly woman lover allegedly declined to open the door for him at Thuura location in Meru County.

The deceased David Mbijiwe hanged himself behind his lover's homestead on Sunday night in a suspected love gone sour.

Leaving a suicide note behind Mbijiwe, blamed his lover Mary Ntinyari for his action saying he could not live without her.

“Ntinyari you are the reason why I have decided to kill myself because I cannot live without you now look for my body in a tree near the road,” read part of the suicide note.

Speaking to K24 Digital neighbours alleged his lover declined to open the door for the deceased after arriving home late at night.

The deceased was living in his lover's house for a couple of months before taking his life.

“Mbijiwe was being kept by the woman lover who is way far older than him. They have been together despite their age difference. We were shocked to wake up to the sad news,” said one of the neighbours.

Man's body discovered

Confirming the incident, North Imenti Police boss Ezekiel Chepkwony said the body was discovered dangling from a tree and a suicide note.

He added the body was moved to Meru Level Five Teaching and Referral Hospital saying police have launched an investigation into the incident.

The OCPD further advised couples to embrace dialogue to solve issues related to relationships instead of turning to suicide or murder.

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