A man has shocked his community members by doing the unthinkable after catching his wife with another man he suspected she was having an affair with.
The man committed suicide on Thursday evening at Kwa-Kibathi Village in Nyandarua County of Kenya, after he had forced his wife and four-year-old daughter to take poison before killing himself.
The man identified as Daniel Kihara Macharia is said to have seen his wife with another man in Nyahururu town on Thursday and later found the same man in his house when he went home.
“I forced myself into the house only to find his wife and child lying on the ground unconscious while his body was dangling from the roof,” said Mr Solomon Maina, a neighbour revealed.
Nairobi News reported that neighbours rushed the woman and her daughter to the Nyahururu County Referral Hospital where they were admitted.
The man’s friend identified as James Mwangi, a boda boda operator and said Macharia was enraged after he saw his wife with the unidentified man in Nyahururu town because he suspected they were having an affair.
“After spotting his wife with the man, he came to me and told me that he would commit suicide as he cannot live with the shame of seeing his wife sleeping with other men and it [was] better that he dies,” said Mr Mwangi.
The boda boda rider added that “I was very worried because I had never seen my friend in such rage before. I pleaded with him not to do anything that would harm him”.
Mr Mwangi told Nation he urged his friend to calm down since he had planned to meet his wife on the following morning to resolve the issue.
“He obliged and went home and promised me that he will not harm himself,” he noted.
But he was shocked on returning home on Thursday evening he found his wife in their house with the same man he had seen her with in town. The other man ran away leaving as a quarrel ensued.
Confirming the incident, Ol Jooro Orok OCPD Joseph Cheruiyot said that police have launched investigations on the matter.
The police boss said that the woman and the child are out of danger and would be discharged from the hospital soon. The body of the deceased was moved to the Nyahururu County Referral Hospital mortuary.