Police are looking into an incident where a man committed suicide at his Uriri, Migori County, home after his wife allegedly refused to cook chicken.
The 45-year-old barricaded himself in their home before burning himself on fire, according to Nyaobe Assistant Chief John Atonya.
According to early reports, the wife opposed the plan because their daughter owned the paralyzed bird.
“He protested after the wife urged him to get the green light from his daughter who owns the chicken,” the administrator added.
The deceased is then said to have sent his wife away before taking his life. Members of the public rushed to the scene in a bid to put out the fire but their efforts were futile.
Atonya said the body of the deceased has been moved to Migori Level Four Hospital mortuary pending police investigations.
Meanwhile, the authorities appealed to couples to seek alternative forms of conflict resolution.