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Nine Die By Suicide In Separate Incidents In The Country – Eagle News Feed

Nine die by suicide in separate

Nine die by suicide in separate

At least nine people died by suicide in separate incidents in the country on Thursday alone.

The incidents were reported in Nairobi, Makueni, Kilifi, Nakuru, Migori, Nyandarua, Kitui, and Kiambu.

Separately a 22-year-old woman is admitted to hospital in critical condition after she jumped from the sixth floor of a building she lived in the Parklands area, Nairobi.

Ann Wanjiku went to the rooftop of the house she lives with her sister on Thursday morning and threw herself to the ground before landing on parked vehicles in a suicide mission.

The incident happened at 2 am Thursday, other tenants at the estate and police said.

The victim had sent a text to her sister who was in the house directing her to find two suicide notes.

One of the suicide notes was directed to her employer and another to their family.

The notes apparently cited frustrations as the cause of her attempt to die by suicide.

The woman was rushed to the hospital where she was admitted in critical condition.

Police said they will wait for her to heal before they interrogate her.

It is a criminal offense to attempt suicide.

One of the Nairobi suicide incidents happened in Ruai where a man who was missing for five days was found dead in his house after he died by suicide.

John Muchiri Ngugi, 26 was missing for days before his neighbors complained there was a foul smell from his house.

The neighbors called the police who broke into the house and found his body dangling from the roof of the house.

The body was hanging on a shirt and pullover that he apparently used to make a rope to hang himself.

The motive for the incident was not immediately known.

The body was moved to the mortuary.

In Parkview estate, Fredrick Otieno, 46 died after jumping from the second floor of their house in a suicide mission.

The incident happened on Thursday morning at the house he stayed with his family.

The motive for the incident was not immediately established.

Police say cases of suicide are on the rise.

The World Health Organisation says such cases are attributed to joblessness, death, academic failures or pressures, legal difficulties and financial difficulties.

Other reasons are bullying, previous suicide attempts, history of suicide in a family, alcoholism and substance misuse, depression and bipolar disorder.

WHO rates suicide as a serious global public health issue that is among the top 20 leading causes of death worldwide.

Jay Ndungu

Jay is a computer scientist and journalist with a passion for the intersection of technology and society. He has a background in computer science, developing a deep understanding of the technical aspects of the industry, including programming languages and software development methodologies. Currently, He writes for Nairobi Times, covering a wide range of topics including technology, politics, sports, and entertainment. With his unique combination of technical knowledge and journalistic experience, Jay brings a unique perspective to the stories he covers, able to explain complex technical concepts in an easy-to-understand manner. His work is dedicated to bridge the gap between technology and society, and to make people more aware of the potential of technology to make the world a better place.

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