Woman dies after jumping off "boda boda" over Sh 7,000 bet

The woman had been given money to do shopping but instead used it for gambling

The incident took place at Obuya market in Kotienoresi village of Rangwe constituency, Homa Bay.

"She had refused to board, fearing she would be beaten after losing the money," one said.

Argument

The area chief Kennedy Akoko said the woman left home for the market on Wednesday afternoon but did not return after losing the amount.

The Chief said the husband launched a search and found her at the market, arguing with gambling machine owners.

The man told the business people that he gave his wife the money for shopping but that she took more from their stash.

Head first

“The woman was found near a gambling machine," Akoko said. She jumped off the motorcycle and died due to head injuries before they got home."

Homa Bay County Police Commander Marius Tum said Auma fell head first.

"The area is rocky," he said, and urged residents to find amicable ways of solving their problems.

The body was taken to Homa Bay Referral Hospital mortuary.

Our newsletter gives you access to a curated selection of the most important stories daily.

Welcome to the Pulse Community! We will now be sending you a daily newsletter on news, entertainment and more. Also join us across all of our other channels - we love to be connected!

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote poised to overtake another Russian billionaire Vladimir Lisin on Bloomberg billionaires list

Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote poised to overtake another Russian billionaire Vladimir Lisin on Bloomberg billionaires list

Mzee Kibor's will made public, revealing how vast wealth and millions will be distributed

Mzee Kibor's will made public, revealing how vast wealth and millions will be distributed

Ini Edo posts new photos amid reports of welcoming a baby through surrogacy

Ini Edo posts new photos amid reports of welcoming a baby through surrogacy

Mathias Pogba brands Paul Pogba 'a so-called Muslim steeped in witchcraft' amid fetish claims about Kylian Mbappe

Mathias Pogba brands Paul Pogba 'a so-called Muslim steeped in witchcraft' amid fetish claims about Kylian Mbappe

Referee behind chaos at AFCON was rushed to hospital after match

Referee behind chaos at AFCON was rushed to hospital after match

Ne-Yo speaks out after wife Crystal announced end of their 8-year marriage

Ne-Yo speaks out after wife Crystal announced end of their 8-year marriage

Eddie Butita speaks on his fallout with Miss Mandi, offers her a job

Eddie Butita speaks on his fallout with Miss Mandi, offers her a job

Sadio Mane the odd one out as Bayern Munich stars take team photo with glasses of beer

Sadio Mane the odd one out as Bayern Munich stars take team photo with glasses of beer

Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote, adds extra $915 million to his vast wealth in Q1 2022

Africa's richest man, Aliko Dangote, adds extra $915 million to his vast wealth in Q1 2022