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Man Commits Suicide After Wife Threatened To Report Him For Defiling Their Daughter

by Yahil Felix

A man in Kakamega is the talk of town after he allegedly committed suicide over claims that his wife threatened to report him after finding out he has been sexually harassing their daughter.

The body of the 40 year-old Moses Kariuki, a father of two and mitumba salesman was found dangling in his rented house in Kenya Power scheme estate in Kakamega.

The deceased is said to have hanged himself after his 30 year-old wife threatened to report him at Kakamega Police Station for defiling their 12 year-old daughter.

According to reports, the girl, a class six pupil at St. Teresa Primary School refused to go home after the holidays.

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She disclosed to her female teacher that she will not go home for fear of being sexually harassed by her biological father.

This prompted the teacher to call her mother at home.

K24 digital reveals that the mother went to school. They together with the teacher and the girl called the husband to confirm if the allegations were true.

However, Mr. Kariuki pleaded with her to return home so that they can solve the issue.

On reaching home, he turned hostile which compelled his wife to report to the police. She however found all doors locked from inside.

She managed to enter the house using the bedroom window only to find the body of her husband dangling from the roof with a rope tied around his neck.

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His friends mourned him saying he has helped a lot of people in the society. He had employed a Masinde Muliro University student to help in selling the mitumba.

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