A 60-year-old Kenyan woman has committed suicide after she was unable to refund Sh20,000 she took from her church in order to sustain her family.
The body of Ruth Akinyi Ogola from Rongo, Migori County was found hanging from a rope outside her kitchen on Monday afternoon.
Confirming the incident, area Assistant Chief Eddy Onyango said the deceased, who was a church treasurer, spent the cash she had collected from members of the church but she was unable to repay in good time.
Onyango said the woman hanged herself despite her son managing to raise Sh15,000 through the sale of a cow to refund part of the debt.
Chief Onyango urged locals to use alternative ways of handling their issues.