A lecturer who also serves as the Deputy Principal at Kagumo Teachers College, Nyeri County, on Thursday, August 5, hanged himself after sneaking out of Mathari Consolata hospital while on treatment for ingested poison.
According to Nyeri police boss Paul Kuria, Cyrus Ndirangu committed suicide by hanging himself using the hospital cloth line moments after being rushed to the facility.
Kuria also pointed out that Ndirangu had ingested poison in his house on Wednesday evening, August 4.Kenya Police officers pictured outside a police station.File
"He was rushed by his colleagues after taking unknown poison, however, he sneaked out at night while under treatment and committed suicide by hanging himself on the cloth line," Kuria stated.
The police boss affirmed that officers had launched investigations in order to establish under what circumstances Ndirangu died.
"Already, we have sent sleuths at the facility to dig how he died, we are awaiting reports from our officers," he stated.
Suicide cases have become rampant in the recent past with the statistics showing a rise in the growing number of cases.
According to a recent report by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), at least 483 people had committed suicide in the past three months from March to June 2021.
The report also symbolised the gruelling state depicted by the country as the numbers reached an all-time high.
"We have never recorded such a high number of suicides before and this is not only alarming but calls for urgent remedial measures," DCI boss George Kinoti stated.
The data represented a sharp increase as compared to 2019 when 196 suicide cases were reported according to the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics (KNBS).DCI Boss George Kinoti Speaking during a press conference at DCI headquarters on March 5, 2020.Simon KiraguKenyans.co.kedied suicide
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