A 38-year-old man has left villagers in shock after he dug his own grave and then killed himself by taking an insecticide, local publication k24 reports.

According to the locals, the man from Nakhayega village in Kakamega County had quarreled with his mother after she stopped him from selling her hen.

The man, Fred Luvale who is a tout wanted the proceeds from the sale to feed his five children.

Luvele lives with his children in his parent’s compound. His wife left him to marry another man.

His mother, Ruth Wanyona, had pleaded with the son not to sell the hen since it would lay eggs and hatch more chicks, bringing more wealth to the family.

Upset by her decision, the tout saw no other way but to dig his own grave and kill himself rather than watch his children go without food.

The incident occurred on Tuesday, August 11, during the daytime.

His body was taken Webuye Hospital mortuary awaiting a postmortem.

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