A middle-aged man from Egoroba village in Keumbu, Nyaribari Chache in Kisii County shocked villagers after he consumed poison over a commercial sex worker on Thursday.
It is alleged that the suspect Benjamin Kirera married a sex worker identified as Rachael Kerubo but, Kirera's mother opposed the marriage.
"Kirera brought Kerubo home and introduced her to his mother as his newly found wife but, all didn't go well because the man's mother threatened to disown him," noted a neighbour Precious Moraa.
Moraa said Kirera was angered by his mother's decision to oppose his marriage and threatened to take his own life.
"Kerubo who is a well-known sex worker abandoned Kirera in his house prompting him to consume poison. Fortunately, the victim's mother who was closely monitoring his moves raised alarm and members of the public rushed him to Keumbu hospital for treatment," stated Moraa.
Area assistant chief Philip Onyonka said the man is recapturing in hospital.
He said the victim will be charged in court once discharged from hospital because he attempted to kill self.
"Kirera must face prosecution once he leaves the hospital to serve as an example to the rest who intend to consume poison," said the chief.
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