Africa-Press – Malawi. A casual worker for Mchinji Water Board, Owen Nkisi, 32, has killed himself using maize pesticides after failing to repay K101, 000 he borrowed from his office.
Mchinji Senior Police Officer, Charles James Mpezeni, confirmed the incident to the local media. According to Mpezeni, Nkisi was reportedly under pressure to repay the loan and he told his fellow workers that he was considering suicide as a solution.
In the wee hours of today, Nkisi took the pesticides tablets. “His wife Everesi Sayitoni informed their neighbours who assisted her to rush her husband to Mchinji District Hospital for medication. But the Nkisi died whilst receiving treatment at the facility,” says Mpezeni.
Post-mortem results show Nkisi died to organophosphate poisoning secondary to drinking maize pesticides tablets. Nkisi hailed from Mtande Village, Traditional Authority Msakambewa in Dowa district.