Manager Commits Suicide by Jumping From 17-floor PWC Building in Nairobi

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  • A manager at the Price Water Coopers company on Friday morning committed suicide by jumping from the company’s building.

    The man identified as Stephen Mumbo jumped from the rooftop of the building located along Waiyaki Way in Westlands Nairobi.

    Netizens who first broke the news were left in shock by the incident which brought work at the Delta Corner to a standstill.

    Here are some of the tweets:

    The incident was later confirmed by Kilimani OCPD Michael Muchiri who affirmed that it was a case of suicide.

    “He was an Assistant Manager of Executory and Forensic Investigations at the company,” stated Muchiri.

    Earlier reports had indicated that Mumbo was alive after jumping from the incident and was later rushed to Aga khan where he passed on.

    Sources highlighted domestic arguments as the reason to why the assistant manager took his life.

    An economic survey by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics for 2018 indicated that 421 suicide cases were reported in 2017.

    The survey showed that men were at a higher risk of dying from suicide than women where out of the 421 reported, 330 were men and 91 women.

    Depression and self-harm was highlighted to be more common in women than in men.

    Kenya was ranked 114 among 175 countries with the highest suicide rates by the World Population Review.

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    Global suicide statistics by the World Health Organization revealed that about 800,000 people die by suicide yearly.

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    Senior Regional Partner at the company Peter Ngahu confirmed the incident through a press release terming it as a big blow to PWC.

    "It is with great sadness that we confirm that there was a tragic incident at the PWC Kenya offices today morning where we lost one of our colleagues Stephen Mumbo.

    Stephen fell of the 17th floor early this morning. Investigations are ongoing by the relevant authorities," read the statement.