Kelvin Omwenga, a teacher of Chemistry and Mathematics, was found dead in his house on Thursday, June 6.

The assistant chief of Nyamira Township, Johnson Manyara, confirmed the incident and stated that the deceased had lost KSh 50,000 in a gaming venture.

Kelvin had invested KSh 50,000 in Aviator, a well-known platform where one places bets and waits for the stake money to increase before cashing out at the highest point before the multiplier crashes.

According to other teachers, the deceased was deep in debt, and had borrowed money even from colleagues.

Nyamira Boys School principal George Onkundi said the deceased was seen near the school on Wednesday – but didn’t report to work. After his phone went unanswered, teachers visited his home and discovered Omwenga's body hanging.

“He had not yet been employed by the TSC, but was teaching with us under BOM for the past four years. He didn’t show any sign of stress,” said the principal.

The teacher had sent his young family -his wife and one-year-old child- to his native home to check on his ailing parents. 

The body was taken to Nyamira Referral Hospital.