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Government official commits suicide by hanging himself in the bush, leaving behind a note with strict instructions

His body was found hanging on a tree on Saturday

Police carry away a dead body during a past incident (Twitter)

Police are investigating an incident in which a government official attached to Homa Bay county committed suicide on Saturday evening, leaving behind a suicide note.

The victim identified as Jack Ochieng is reportedly drove his car to a bush, parked it by the roadside before hanging himself with a rope in a nearby forest.

The body of the deceased who was the South Kabuoch ward administrator was retrieved from the forest along the Homa Bay- Mbita Road.

Area Chief Jane Atieno said the deceased was seen at the scene in the morning but no one intervened as they did not know he had the intentions of nding his life.


"Some people said they saw him that morning. But they did not follow him since nobody knew his intention," said Atieno.

"Some people saw the vehicle parked for long with nobody inside it. They went closer and found the body dangling from a tree," she added.

He left a suicide note in his car, written in Dholuo.

According to the police, Ochieng did not give the reason for ending his life, but only gave instructions to a woman to take care of his child.


Homa Bay County police commander Esther Seroney confirmed the incident and urged people to open up and share their problems instead of resorting to suicide.

"Let people share problems when faced with challenges in the society,"Seroney said.

The body of the deceased was moved to Homa Bay County Referral Hospital morgue.


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