A man in Matete in Lugari, Kakamega County, shocked residents after digging his own grave and threatening to commit suicide after his father sold his piece of land.
Lwandeti Sub-location assistant chief Thomas Luvonga said George Amagalu, the embattled man, became furious after realizing his father David Amagalu had sold his 0.3-acre piece of land.
George Amagalu, who has six children, had gone to Nairobi to search for a job, only to return and find his peace traded.
“Upon being informed that the land no longer belonged to him, he ran mad, took a hoe, and started digging the grave threatening to kill himself and be buried there,” said Mr. Luvonga.
The assistant chief, who was called to the scene, calmed the enraged man and convinced him to refill the grave. He then summoned Mzee Amagalu to his office.
“Necessary action will be taken after listening to the two parts,” he said.
Sam Oduor is the editor-in-chief at the Western Kenya Times who leverages the power of the Internet in telling stories that shape opinions.