Newlyweds commit suicide over wedding debt

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Two families in Kisumu are mourning their two children who, together, committed suicide four days after their beautiful wedding.

According to sources, the new couple took their lives because of the huge debt they incurred after their wedding.

Mr & Mrs Odipo left a note that they were stressed and strained because the beautiful wedding they had, left them with a debt of Ksh 7.9 million (almost US$70,000).

In the letter, they also stated that they could not go on a honeymoon as planned.

They accused those who attended their wedding of coming only to feast with no gifts.

“We are embarrassed and ashamed that we could not start our new life in happiness because you people did not make us happy as we expected, ” the letter reads.

A family member who spoke to The Daily Statesman said the wedding was held in a five-star hotel whose name he declined to mention.

She also revealed that 90 % of those invited were special guests VVIPs and VIPs, pointing out that the two couples used to brag about how their guests will bring gifts in millions of cash money.

She also said three choppers were hired: one for each family and another for the couple.

A neighbour to the husband said he once told him during the wedding preparation that he will use all his savings to finance the wedding since his guests are millionaires who will each come with sh1.5 million.

He added that those who attended the wedding only brought flowers and Best of Luck cards.


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Kennedy Mornah is an Award Winning Ghanaian Journalist with over two decades of experience in the Ghanaian Media landscape spanning the electronic, print and digital media. He is a Media Consultant, a Corporate MC, Radio and TV Host, Founder and Publisher of the Maritime and Transport Digest Newspaper, Businessman, a Go getter and an optimist. He has worked for renowned media organizations including Diamond Fm in Tamale, Luv Fm in Kumasi, Oman Fm in Accra and Starr Fm in Accra In 2017 he received the Reporter of the Year Award at the Ghana Shippers Awards in Accra, Ghana.

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