A somber mood engulfed Kiatineni village in Iiani location Mbooni West, Makueni County after the body of an 80-year-old granny was found on Sunday evening dangling from a tree. The old granny is suspected to have committed suicide by hanging herself using a piece of sisal rope.
The family confirmed the evening incident saying Naomi Ndinda Muasya hanged herself in her farm using a piece of sisal rope.
One of them Nicholas Muasya Mulinge said that his granny went missing Sunday at around 1300hrs. They started searching for her immediately but later found her body dangling from a tree branch with the rope around the neck.
“My grandmother went missing from her homestead Sunday at around 1300hrs. We started looking for her immediately only to find her body hanging from a tree in her farm,” Said Nicholas Muasya.
Makueni County police commander Joseph Ole Napeiyan confirmed the incident and said they have opened an investigation. He said police cannot conclude that it was a suicide case until the investigation is complete.
“She did not leave a suicide note behind. We cannot conclude the case is suicide. Her body was found hanging from a tree yesterday at around 18.30hrs. The scene was visited by police officers and processed,” The County Commander explained.
“The body has been taken to Machakos County Referral Hospital’s mortuary pending for postmortem and investigation opened,” He added.