Residents of Naivasha have been left tongues wagging after a 22-year-old man slit his throat using a broken piece of bottle in a love-gone-sour incident.
During the afternoon botched-suicide attempt at the main Naivasha bus terminus, residents watched in horror as the man cut his neck before collapsing.
For over an hour blood flowed on the ground as members of the public watched from a distance before police moved in and rushed the man said to work in one of the leading shops to the hospital.
The incident came a day after a 22-year-old man who has been on the run for killing his 32-year-old lover in the town surrendered himself to police.
The man said to be a taxi driver strangled the mother of two in Kayole estate accusing her of infidelity before going into hiding.
In the latest incident, the man had travelled from Thika to Naivasha town for a reconciliation talks with the wife.
After the talks failed, he broke an alcohol bottle that he had before using a piece of it to deeply cut his neck to the shock of travelers in the bus terminus.
According to Jecinta Wangeci who works with one of the matatu saccos, the victim and his wife were involved in a heated argument in one of the matatus.
She said that the man kept threatening that he would take his life if the wife who is based in Naivasha did not return to their home.
“We told them to sort their differences outside the matatu but the man who was drinking from the bottle decided to do the unthinkable,” she said.
Wangeci told how he picked the broken piece of bottle and easily slit his throat forcing members of the public to scamper for safety.
“It’s really said that one person can decided to commit suicide because of a woman yet there are many girls in this town,” he said.
The chairman of the matatu operators in the town Stephen Mungai attributed the incident to the use of drugs and second generation brews among the youths.
“We have managed to call the police who have taken him to hospital in serious condition and it’s sad that he had to attempt suicide because of a relationship,” he said.
Naivasha OCPD Samuel Waweru confirmed the incident on phone saying that the man was stable in hospital and would be charged in court once his condition improved.
-The Star/ Anthony Gitonga