Police have launched investigations into the cause of death of a man whose body was found lying along the Migori- Isebania road on Sunday, October 10.
Suna East Sub-County Police boss Esau Ochorokodi said they will release the name of the suspect once the family has been informed about what happened.
“The deceased committed suicide by consuming a poisonous chemical, adding that there was foam coming out of his mouth,” Ochorokodi said.
He further added that the lifeless body of the man was found by locals who in turn informed the police.
Witnesses say that the body was found by bodaboda riders in the Total area.
Vincent Opondo, a local, said it is suspected that the man might have consumed the poisonous substance which was found beside his dead body.
“Police have taken the poisonous substance and I suspect it might have caused his death,” Opondo said.
Another local, Jonathan Owino said that the man assaulted his wife a few days ago after he accused her of infidelity.
Owino said the man then went missing for some days only for his dead body to be found on Sunday.
“The man had family issues and it is unfortunate that he decided to end his life instead of solving the matter,” he said.
Asked whether it was true that the man had assaulted his wife, Ochorokodi said that the deceased had really assaulted his wife on Friday night.
The police boss said that the man alleged that his wife was seeing other men.
“It is absurd that his body was later found even before any action could be taken over the issues he had raised,” Ochorokodi said.
According to him, detectives attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) were already questioning the woman in question.
The body of the deceased was moved to the Migori Referral Hospital Mortuary pending an autopsy which will be conducted on Tuesday, October 12.