Grief has engulfed Kimugul village in Narok West sub county after residents found the body of a 23-year-old man dangling from a tree at River Sukuroi.
According to a village elder Mzee Kaborok Tuwei, the deceased youth identified as Stanley Kipkorir quarreled with his elder brother after he learnt the brother had harvested part of a maize crop on the family farm without his permission.
The village elder who spoke to KNA said attempts by the deceased to have their mother arbitrate the dispute aborted when the mother instead ganged up with her elder son to hurl insults on the aggrieved, leaving him with no one to turn to for help.
Mzee Tuwei said the quarrel could be the main reason why Kipkorir opted to commit suicide, however, the matter is still under investigation.
Tuwei said the deceased was the third born son in his family and worked hard on the farm to earn a living.
“It is unfortunate that we had to lose a young hardworking man who was gentle and kind because of a dispute that could have been resolved easily,” lamented Mzee Tuwei.
Narok County Police Commander Kizito Mutoro confirmed the incident saying police visited the scene and found the body dangling from a tree.
According to the police, the body that was tied with a sisal rope around the neck had no visible injuries. Kipkorir’s body was removed and taken to Longisa hospital mortuary in Bomet County to await a postmortem examination.