Kenyan student commits suicide, leaves suicide note
A 24-year-old fourth-year student at South Eastern Kenya University in Kitui on Friday committed suicide by hanging herself.
Her body was found dangling from the roof of her rented house at Kwa Vonza trading centre in Kitui Rural.
Lower Yatta OCPD Charles Chacha confirmed the morning incident, saying the student, who was pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree course in Information Technology, left behind a suicide note.
“Dear mum and dad, I am sorry I had to do this. I love you guys so much, but I can’t take it any longer [sic]. Life has become unbearable. I cannot live like this anymore,” read the suicide note allegedly written by the deceased.
The student’s body was taken to Kitui Level Four Hospital mortuary for preservation.
Meanwhile, the lifeless body of a 40-year-old man was found hanging from a tree near his homestead at Mwakini Village in the same area.
OCPD Chacha said the deceased had gone missing since Thursday as earlier reported by his wife.
He as well appealed to students and members of the public to desist from taking own lives but rather seek help from parents or counsellors when faced with life challenges.
The two bodies were taken to Kitui Level Four Hospital morgue pending postmortem examination, police said.
By Thomas Waita