After his favourite candidate lost an election, a 51-year-old man has committed suicide over the incident.
A man in Nyandarua County has taken his life after the loss of his preferred gubernatorial candidate in the just concluded General Election, according to reports in Kenya.
The man identified as David Mugambi Mathenge, 51, committed suicide on Monday morning in Leshau trading centre, Nyandarua County.
Confirming the story, Nyandarua North Officer Commanding Police Division, Timon Odingo, Mr Mugambi left behind a suicide note explaining he decided to end his life after Laikipia Governor Joshua Irungu lost in the election.
The note reportedly read, “Sababu ya kushukua mwili wangu ni sababu ya Joshua Irungu Kushindwa”(the reason for taking my life is because of Joshua Irungu’s loss).
The police boss said his body was found dangling from the ceiling of his house by residents. The deceased was a tout working in Nyahururu Town.
The outgoing Laikipia Governor, vying on a Jubilee ticket, was defeated by Ndiritu Muriithi who was vying as an independent candidate.