Homa Bay employee hangs self

Saturday October 05 2019

A Homa Bay County official has committed suicide. PHOTO | FILE | NATION MEDIA GROUP


A Homa Bay County official on Saturday committed suicide.

Jack Ochieng', who was the South Kabuoch Ward Administrator, hanged himself from a tree in a thicket on the Mbita-Homa Bay road.

Witnesses says he parked his car by the road at 10am and went into the thicket near Kodiera Trading.

"It is unusual for someone to leave his car on the road, go into the thicket and remain there for a long time. When we went to find out what he was doing, we found his lifeless body dangling from a tree," a witness said.

County Police Commander Esther Seroney said Ochieng' left a suicide note in his car, which was towed to Homa Bay Police Station. His body is being preserved at Homa Bay County Referral Hospital Mortuary.