Drama as man threatens to commit suicide, buys own coffin in Migori

Drama as man threatens to commit suicide, buys own coffin in Migori

A man in Aroso Estate, Migori County, on Thursday surprised his neighbours after he bought himself a coffin, threatening to commit suicide over marital disagreements.

Residents who spoke to Citizen Digital said Awilo Jasiaya got off a vehicle carrying a white colored coffin on Thursday afternoon.

According to the neighbors, they were forced to vacate the compound for about half an hour before they returned after gaining courage and sought to establish the intention of Awilo.

The man, who was under the influence of alcohol at the time, could be heard saying he was going to commit suicide and that the coffin was in readiness for his burial.

He also cited the reason for planning to take his own life as means of getting away from the endless domestic squabbles with his wife who was not in the compound at the time of the incident.

Awilo, who originates from Siaya County, reportedly lay in the coffin while shouting continuously, accusing his wife and the mother of his three children for “stressing” him.

He was, however, counseled by his neighbours after which he agreed to return the coffin and seek alternative means of solving his marital problems.

Area administrator Caleb Ombura, who confirmed the incident, said the man was also being sought by the police over reports of assaulting his wife but that he had remained elusive.