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Nyamira man 57 commits suicide

On Thursday afternoon, Simon Nyabarora 57, was found dangling from the top of his house in his bedroom with a manila rope around his neck.

According to the locals and close relatives, the deceased had developed some mental problems that might be the possible cause for him taking his life.

His wife Josephine Nyambarora said she was in the garden when her husband committed suicide.

County commissioner Amos Mariba in a statement said the cases of suicide in the county are getting higher every day and asked individuals to seek possible solutions and counselling instead of taking their life.

“We know our families have serious challenges in this life but we should consider alternative ways of handling such challenges instead of committing suicide. All we have to do is seek a possible implementable solution rather than going the suicide way,” he said in a statement.

Cases of suicide have become rampant in Nyamira among the youth and some in their old age hence posing a threat in the families of the diseased.

According to a recent survey carried out by the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics between January 2019 and December 2020, it was established that at least 23 per cent of the death in Nyamira occur as a result of suicide which has left many families mourning the departure of their beloved once through suicide.

By Darlington Mose

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