People who commit suicide are not selfish nor cowards-Nelius Mwaura

Mental health activist Nelius Mwaura has advised people to stop assuming people who commit suicide are selfish. She says such people fight internal battles every day.

The mother of three was reacting to a story in which a nurse in Gatundu committed suicide. Margaret Wamatu hanged herself and alleged that evil spirits had led her to end her life.

Nelius has in the past battled depression and thus she understands the struggle well.

“Do you know that feeling? When everything you do seems like a struggle. Where you don’t wanna leave the house because you know everyone is judging you? Where you cant even ask for directions in fear that they criticize you. Where everyone always seems to be picking out your flaws. That feeling where you feel so damn sick for no reason.”

Nelius says sometimes people with suicidal thoughts struggle with body image issues such as excess weight etc.

Do you know that feeling where you look in the mirror and completely hate what you see? When you grab handfuls and handfuls of fat and just want to cut it all off. That feeling when you see other beautiful girls and just wish you looked like them. When you compare yourself to everyone you meet. When you realize why no one ever showed interest in you. “
“That feeling where you become so self-conscious you don’t even turn up at school.
That feeling when you feel so disappointed in who you are and everything you have become.
That feeling when every bite makes you wanna be sick. When hunger is more satisfying than food. The feeling of failure when you eat a meal.”

wife to politician Isaac Mwaura

The outspoken lady says people who commit suicide are not weak or selfish.

Do you know that feeling when you can’t run as far as your class? Fear knowing that everyone thinks of you as the”Unfit FAT BITCH” That feeling when you just wanna let it all out but you don’t wanna look weak.
The fear you have in class when you don’t understand something but your too afraid to ask for help. The feeling of being too ashamed to stand up for yourself.”

She says some of these struggles become worse when people ‘confirm’ the fears victims have.

In conclusion, she said,

“Do you know what it feels like to just want to give up? When do you just want all the pain to end but you want it to continue?

In a world where we can be anything, let’s be Kinder.”

Counselors, medics, and psychologists advise that you can always reach out for help when experiencing any mental health issues. Call Kenya Red Cross toll-free hotline, 1199 for support.

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Precious Blood Kwage Girls student dies weeks after joining form 1

A form one student from Precious Blood Kagwe Girls has died just weeks after joining the school.

According to Ndungu Nyoro, the Founder of Affecto Foundation, the girl identified as Elizabeth was from Othaya.

Through his socials Nyoro shared,

“Three weeks ago or thereabout, a girl visited our office accompanied by her mother. She confidently took us through her journey and how she was staring at not joining secondary school even after securing 372 marks in KCPE 2021 at a village primary school in OTHAYA Constituency.”

Nyoro saw the determination in Elizabeth hence he decided to help her out.
“Elizabeth pleaded with us to support her dream. In her, we saw a determined young girl. We saw focus and commitment to excel. We offered one of our office staff to assist the family in preparation and joining her dream school. She joined Precious Blood Kagwe Girls.

Over midterm, Elizabeth passed by our office. She was very happy about her school. She thanked our team for making it happen for her. “

The late Elizabeth and her mum while visiting Affecto Foundation offices

Elizabeth was determined of making the best out of the scholarship offer she had received.

“She only complained of congestion where three streams had occupied the school’s dining hall making it difficult to hear what teachers were teaching. But she liked the school. She even requested some revision books.
Few days after midterm Elizabeth is no more.”

Before she got the scholarship Elizabeth had written a letter to Affecto asking them to help as her mum couldn’t afford to educate her.

Her mother is a casual labourer who earned her living by tilling people’s land.

The letter Elizabeth had written to Affecto Foundation asking for help to educate her

Elizabeth’s death is not the first death to happen while in school.

Ebbie Noelle Samuels a form one student at Gatanga CCM student died under mysterious circumstances in March 2019.

In May 2022, a form two student from Ringa boys died under mysterious circumstances. The school administration alleged that Rooney Rolex had been sick for a few days before his admission to Kenyatta National Hospital where he breathed his last.

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My last wishes: Cop who committed suicide cremated, leaves last will

A policewoman who died by suicide was cremated at a private event in the city amid calls by colleagues to address the rising trend in the service.

Only a few friends and family members of Constable Edith Nyawira, 35,  attended the Thursday event. The family said this was per her wishes.

Those who attended the event said her ash was picked up for other rituals. The family said she left a note to her sister asking her to take care of her six-year-old son.

“She also wished her boyfriend goodbye but we do not know what motivated her actions,” a family member said.

On May 17, Nyawira blew up her head at the police camp in Limuru. The officer used a scorpion rifle.

Nyawira was attached to the Critical Infrastructure Protection Unit. Police said Nyawira was supposed to guard a local bank.

She however excused herself from work and went to her house where she shot herself and the bullet exited in the back of her head.

The team of investigators who visited the scene said they recovered three spent cartridges and two suicide notes addressed to the deceased’s sister and boyfriend.

On Saturday, a police constable attempted to commit suicide by swallowing a concoction believed to be poison.

Police said constable Bernard Ogada of Dujis police station, Mbalambala was found lying at his home following a domestic quarrel.

He was rushed to the hospital where he was admitted in stable condition.

This is the latest such incident to happen and affecting the service. At least a case is reported weekly, officials said.

On May 10, a police officer died by hanging himself in his house in Nabukon village, Turkana.

The body of Constable Francis Epem Erot, 44, was found in his bedroom.

Police suicides have been on the rise and most are blamed on stress and work-related trauma.

As part of efforts to address the problem, authorities have started a counselling programme for the officers.

The National Police Service Commission announced it had established the counselling unit to evaluate, design, and lead an outreach programme to deal with mental health problems and substance abuse.

The programme helps police families and others affected by mental health problems, substance abuse and trauma.

Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i said the government, NPS and the Prisons Service have enhanced counselling and medical help for officers.

“There is a deliberate drive to destigmatise mental illness and stress and to actively reach out to potential cases, including through the Nyumba Kumi initiative,” Matiang’i said.

Muranga man commits suicide in church

A man died by suicide after hanging himself in a church in Kenol, Muranga County.

The body of John Maingi, 35 was found hanging on the roof of the Remnants of Church Fellowship Church, Kagaa long after the incident had happened.

Police said a pastor at the protestant church was opening the facility when they realized it was locked from inside. And after using locals to open it, they discovered the body hanging therein and the deceased had used a table cloth to commit the offence.

The body was removed to the mortuary. In Kitui, Bernard Mulwa was found dead after suspected suicide in his house. The body was moved to the mortuary.

MEANWHILE: Police are investigating an incident in which an eight-year-old boy was electrocuted in Kahawa West area, Nairobi.

Master David Baraka was playing with his friends when he touched a naked live wire that was on the rooftop of their house in the area.

He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Such cases are common in the city’s informal settlements at an alarming rate.

They are blamed for among others illegal power connections.

IN OTHER NEWS: A four-year-old boy succumbed to injuries in hospital after he fell from the fourth floor of a house in Kahawa West, Nairobi.

Police said Mark Allan was playing with his friends when he slid and fell on his head. He sustained serious injuries and was rushed to the hospital where he died. Police said they are investigating the incident.

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New details on the gun used by Sankok’s son emerges

The focus has shifted to the ballistic analysis of two guns belonging to the nominated MP David Sankok following the death of his son at their home in Narok County.

Police took his shotgun and Ceska pistol found in the house for analysis and examination.

They also collected shells believed to have been discharged from the shotgun, which now they believe Memusi Sankok, 15, used to blow up his head.

The detectives at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations want to understand how Memusi could handle the shotgun to shoot himself in the chin.

An autopsy conducted on the body revealed the cause of Memusi’s death was a gunshot to the chin that exited through the head.

Detectives will be seeking to establish whether the bullet head recovered at the scene was shot from the firearm.

They will also be keen to match the fingerprints on the trigger of the shotgun to the deceased.

“Unless it was redesigned, it is hard for a 15-year-old boy to operate the shotgun. It has a long handle,” said an officer aware of the probe.

Narok County DCI boss Mwenda Ethaiba said the guns are at the DCI headquarters, and experts will report on their usage.

He said they had confirmed Sankok is a licensed firearm holder.

“The weapons were legally held by the MP. They are now under examination,” he said.

Ethaiba said they have so far recorded statements from 10 people, including Sankok, his wife and daughter, as well as workers at his hotel who were at his home at the time of the incident.

It is alleged that the legislator differed with the son over his delay to report back to school before a verbal altercation ensued between them.

His son, who was angry at the time, is suspected to have gone for a shotgun in a safe and used it to blow up his head.

Police are planning to recommend that Sankok be charged with negligence in handling his firearm.

A licensed firearm holder is always supposed to ensure the safety of their gun.

Apart from the charges, the team handling the case also plans to recommend an inquest into the boy’s death.

The probe file will be sent to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions with the recommendations, police said.

Sankok was Tuesday grilled by police over the incident.

His son was a Form Three student at Kericho High School.

According to the family, the boy was to return to school last week.

The father, who was out of the country, sent pocket money and cash for shopping.

“He instead disappeared from the home only returned on Sunday. The father also returned home that very day,” said a family friend.

According to officials, the father summoned the boy for a talk on Monday morning. The boy reportedly insisted he was “tired with school”.

But after a lengthy discussion, the boy gave in, and they agreed to go back to school on Tuesday, accompanied by the father.

No one was in the house then because all other family members had stepped out. The MP left the homestead and went to his hotel nearby for a political meeting.

At around 3 pm, the boy accessed the mother’s handbag and took the keys to the bedroom and the safe.

After opening the safe, he took the weapon and shot himself in the chin, with the bullet exiting through the back of his head. His sister and brother were also outside.

It is his brother who stumbled on the body moments after the incident. 


Most kids fail because their mums are busy in chamas and baby showers

Kenyan parents have come out to defend themselves over the failure of their kids in the just concluded KCSE results.

According to Maina Kageni, most kids develop mental issues because they are not used to having ‘no’ for an answer.

Giving their opinions one parent shared;

“These kids have failed because the parents are busy in chamas, wedding baby showers.

My daughter and I have gone through the worst but I still kept an eye on her.

Parents should stop creating excuses and accept they have failed.”

Steve said he failed but life went on.

“When I failed my dad told me he had sold a cow to take another cow to school. If someone failed they did, there is no need for sugar-coating stuff.”

Rose shared;

“Failing in the exam does not mean one is a failure, we have other areas they can focus on.”

Njoro says the kids who failed should consider taking up tertiary courses.

The last lot of disciplined kids is in the 80s.

How can you fail the exam yet you are busy cramming the lyrics of every song that comes out.

During our time we were warned, why to sugarcoat it.

They need tertiary education now.

The parents were not there for their kids, so they should stop sugar coating things, if you failed there is nothing to be done.

82 percent of candidates failed their KCSE exams.

A lot of parents said we should not be so hard on our children. Tuwapeleke pole pole.

Joyce added

“That’s the problem we teachers are facing..ukiambia kababa ukweli kesho anakuja na mzazi kukuharass.”

‘She was suicidal,’ Hope Kid finally addresses threesome allegations

Gospel artiste Hope Kid has finally addressed the sexual allegations that were levelled against him and DK Kwenye Beat by a 20-year-old college student.

Speaking during a recent interview, Hope Kid says he has never raped anyone nor has he ever infected anyone with herpes.

The story is not true, I have known that woman for a very long time and she was going through some suicidal moments.

I knew her emotional status and someone exploited her because she was vulnerable.

She wrote all that to save someone who was trying to commit suicide.

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Hope Kids states that whoever leaked those screenshots mentioned their names intentionally.

According to her she did not disclose any name. Whoever wrote the story decided to mention me and dk for his own reasons.
I never raped her nor infected her because nobody is sick.

Hope Kid adds that the alleged victim had no malicious intentions.

I cannot deny that she is a good friend of mine.

She was not looking for publicity because she did not know things would blow up.

There was somebody behind all these but I cannot mention names.

We sat down with her, my bishop, dk and a lawyer and sorted out our issue.

To date, she keeps sending me messages and texting me asking for forgiveness for what she did.

We are all human so I forgave her.

She is suicidal and if her face is put out there she might commit suicide.


I tried to commit suicide but I couldn’t do it – cries Mr Seed

Gospel artiste Mr Seed has stired the emotions of Kenyans with his newest jam ‘Simama’.

The song is about the tribulations he went through that led to him harboring suicidal thoughts.

In an exclusive interview with, Mr seed says that he was frustrated because nothing was working out for him.

I was frustrated with life a few years back. I lost hope  with everything because nothing was working out for me. I had so many problems.

So many mistakes with life and it reached a point where I felt, life to me, was useless.

I used to stay indoors even for a week without any human interaction. I was living in Ruaka at the time, I tried to commit suicide but I just couldn’t do it so I started praying.

I made a habit of going to Karura Forest everyday by foot just to pray.

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Mr seed

The lyrics below from his song, best illustrate what he felt at the time.

Nilipata tabu dunia iliponisukuma kwa kona nikaona kujitoa hai. Ndio Mungu wa Abrahamu akajitokeza mwenyewe akaniambia niko na wewe.

Hata binadamu wakiniangusha nibebe tu, sitajali nikiwa na wewe. Kwa maisha mungu wangu ananitosha.

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Which translates to,

I got into so much trouble when the world pushed me into a corner and I felt like suicide was the only option I had.

The God of Abraham however came to me and assured me that he was with me. Even if people fail me I will not be worried if God is with me.

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‘I once considered suicide as an option’ Akothee recalls

Akothee has confessed that at one point in her life considered suicide as an option due to the challenges she was going through at the time.

The mother of five has always portrayed herself as a no nonsense lady but what many may not know is that circumstances in life have taught her to toughen up.

Taking to Instagram Akothee boldly stated that the reason she decided against suicide is because she was all her daughters had.

“Always be a mother to your children good mother even in poverty, its your responsibility,.

I have never heard of a man committing suicide because the wife just past on while giving birth! Nor him passing on and being buried after the wife, only in very rare or no case.

Instead, they are forced to marry immediately after your burial , at one point I lost hope in life and thought of suicide as an option.

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But I remembered “my children have no one other than me! If my phone is off and I get their missed calls! I panic, I call them already 2 times a day, shout once a month , but laugh and gossip everyday , apart from. @oyootheprince.

Iif I tell him , I miss him, he tells me then why are you mot here? And stop calling us every time, my children are my life.

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Kenyan woman commits suicide, leaves note on Facebook – photos

A Kenyan woman by the name Millicent Kithinji has left many in shock after committing suicide days after writing what seemed like a suicide note.

Taking to social media she wrote a note dedicated to her daughter.

My love ….wads are hard to form a perfect clause to express the love I have for you.i have fought the battle but seems like am being defeated ..

I only pray that God may give you guidance, love and still loves you and will always love you.kindly do forgive me.

In a different post she had shared a photo with a caption that had a deeper message but many did not read into it.

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Her friends have taken to social media to mourn her but do you think that their remorse and regret comes too late?

Don’t get me wrong Millicent shared posts that hinted that she was going through a tough time and people just let it slide and now she is no more.

One of her friend going by the name Kasungwa Musyoks says she tried all she could but Millicent’s family shut her up just because she is not ‘family’.

Sisters in love..but in the wrong hands of heartless, inhuman,insensitive men..
As ur elder siz, I did my best but the only mistake I made was telling you to just hold on a little be strong, perhaps I could have let u go..
We talked a lot this week..lastly being Jana morning n u told me you were strong especially for Makena..

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Millicent Kithinji
The late Millicent Kithinji

Av always told you that I have fought even physically to be where I am today..n u promised the same..but why did you lose it???..why did you get defeated???
You know I intervened but I was shut off ARROGANTLY that I also am a stranger in the family and I should keep off..
They pushed u to this..they will NEVER EVER have peace..
You went too soon..too young dea

But I know u r in peace now..
Rest well..

The next time a friend hints that he is going through a rough patch please be the shoulder he/she needs. Hii maisha ni ngumu kwa kila mtu.

As for Millicent may her soul rest in perfect peace.

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‘He leaped to his death’ This is how husband to former Kenyatta University Vice Chancellor Olive Mugenda met his death days ago

USIU fraternity was left in shock on 5th January 2018 after word went round that one of their most competent lecturer Abel Mugenda was  dead.

According to the Nairobian the identity of Mugenda was only identified later ,it is alleged that he committed suicide but no official confirmation by the family has been made .

On the morning of his demise, surveillance camera footage captures the professor leaving his room on the fourth floor and going up the stairs before leaping to his death.

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Surveillance footage captured him leaving the hotel sometimes on Friday before returning to his room on the fourth floor.

Police officers said the don had injuries on his body, but said investigations were ongoing, though they suspected suicide. The officers did not wish to be named.

Abel is husband to former Kenyatta University Vice Chancellor Olive Mugenda,he is also a father of four.

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Olive Mugenda

He was said to have died from a ‘short illness.’

He was a professor of statistics and research at USIU, and a renowned scholar, researcher, author and quantity surveyor.

Police sources and staff at the hospital who are familiar with the incident told The Nairobian that the professor had checked into the hotel on January 2 and was staying alone.

At the time of his death, Prof Mugenda was a lecturer at United States International University.

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‘I queried God when I did not die after two suicide attempts’ Grace Ekirapa

Grace Ekirapa has opened up on how she tried committing suicide not once but twice without success during her teenage years.

Taking to her Instagram, the Cross over host said that talking about the issue did not come easy given that it brought many memories of a past that was not pretty.

She says

“Doing this video was really not easy. It brought with it a lot of emotions because here I was again unwrapping a past that was not pretty, however, as I let you all in on a little of my life’s journey, I hope somebody finds hope and restoration because their is definitely hope and Jesus is still Lord. So, Finally some parts of the video on Depression and Suicide. The full video will be uploaded on my YouTube page but you can also check my IGTV. Stay blessed and stay happy. 

Grace Ekirapa

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She says

“I believe that depression has a cure,its nothing that cannot be dealt with but suicide is also tied to depression.

For us to stop suicide we have to deal with depression. I am talking from experience because, alot of people don’t know this but when I was in Class 8 I tried committing suicide.”

She added more to her shocking revelation:

“I took 18 pills and given the fact that I was unwell at the time I was also on antibiotics. I decided to swallow them all and just end my life.”


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That was not the end of her suicide attempts:

“In form three I tried again a,so I took 35 pills given that the 18 I had taken the previous time did not kill me I though to my self that 35 would do the job.

People did not understand why a 17 year old like me would want to commit suicide,What prompted that decision was all the negative energy surrounding me.

I had always been a sickly child and people at some point thought that I was faking my ilness to stay away from school,even my own parents did not believe me.”


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‘I have murdered my wife and I am about to commit suicide’ Haunting last words of Nakuru man who committed murder most foul

Grief engulfed Mawe village in Rongai, Nakuru County after a 30-year-old man stabbed his wife to death before committing suicide.

Robert Nyakundi, a father of one reportedly stabbed his 26-year-old wife Wietar Kerubo seven times in the chest before hanging himself in their house on Wednesday night.

According to Peter Rukwaro, a neighbour, the couple was last seen entering their house on Wednesday evening and appeared to be in good terms. According to the residents, the two have been having differences since September and occasionally fought with each other but the elders and relatives intervened and talked to them.
At around half past ten in the night, Nyakundi is said to have called one of his brothers who lives in a different area. He told him that he had already murdered his wife and was planning to commit suicide. The brother immediately called an elder, Alfred Rono and told him to check on the couple.
The residents were shocked to find the house messed up a sign that they had fought before Nyakundi murdered the wife.
Rono said that
“We immediately rushed to the house which was locked from inside. After breaking in we found that the wife’s body lying in a pool of blood while the man had already died. He had hang himself.”

Nyakundi was an employee at a neighbouring flower farm while Kerubo worked for another family in the neighbourhood as a house help. The couple had sent their four-year-old daughter to her aunt’s place for the December holiday.

Confirming the incident, Rongai OCPD Japheth Kioko said that no suicide note was left behind by the man and their bodies had been taken to Nakuru County mortuary.

“We have launched investigations into the matter which we suspect could have been fueled by domestic issues. Their daughter was not at home at the time of incident,” said Kioko. The area has recently seen an upsurge in crime rates involving robberies with violence.

‘To those I will offend with my next move, forgive me’ Kenyan man leaves many in shock after penning a suicide note. Read it below

A man has taken to social media to pen what seems like a good bye/suicide note leaving many in shock on why he would  end his life and leave his kids behind.

According to his post, the man who goes by the name Otieno J Benson, says that the people he called friends have let him down. Read the ‘letter’ below.

“B4 u start writing RIP on my wall, I would like to appreciate those close friends who have been with me in this. However there are those that have taken it for granted especially my closest relatives for taking sides and some even don’t pick my phone. It’s soo heartbreaking and depending on how things are going and what I normally see on her moves I now give up. To those that I will offend with my next move, you will have to forgive me.

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To those who don’t know what happened now know the devil in form of a human being has attacked my marriage and have tried to confront in vain most of you have heard but no one is assisting me in this. Don’t worry for I have taken care of my funeral expenses details will be found where my body will be some where in Kenya. I pity u my children, I wish we would have gone together but this is not your cup to take.”

Sadly suicide does not end the pain it just carries it to other people and in the above case it would be a sad thing if he went through with his plan.

Below are some of the encouragement responses Kenyans responded with and we hope they help change his mind

Hellen Ndirangu: Brother I don’t know you but you are my brother for God is our thing about him is that he loves his own you included the fact that things are not working out does not mean he has stopped loving you no no no he is just about to turn things around.

Mary Ndungu: Those of you that know this family, run as fast as your feeble legs can carry you and save Ben from taking his life. Despite all the challenges, life is still worth living.
Suzzane Wangui Shera: Woooiye hakuna mtu anajua huyu mungu akusaidie bro this is still not the end
Hellen Mbae: Live bro… Please do it for your children. They need there Dad as they grow up. Don’t kill yourself because of a woman.




‘I would rather die alone with my problems’ Men open up on why they don’t confide in their women leading to the high suicide rates among men (Audio)

A senior manager at  PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) died on Friday when he jumped from the 17th floor of their building in Nairobi’s Westlands.

The motive of his suicide has not yet been established. During the morning show on Classic 105, Maina Kageni gave his fans especially men a chance to open up on why they do not confide with their women with many opting for suicide and talking to strangers.

Here is what they had to say

“When you contract Malaria you don’t talk to a mosquito. You cannot talk to your wife when she is the cause of your problems, you tell your friends tomorrow you find your child  looks exactly like him.”

Another says

“I would rather die alone with my problems. I tell you my problems and you go parading them to your mother.”

Another male fans goes on to state that telling your problems to other people is not ‘manly ‘ according to the African setting hence the high suicide rates among men.”

A female fans says

“I work in a health center and out of 15 people who commit suicide 12 are men and most of them point their women as the cause of them wanting to commit suicide.”

Another says

“If you do not marry your friend you will have a miserable life. Men have a tendency of getting drunk and taking their issues to bar maids the solution is going back home and talking to their wives.”

Listen to more of the conversation on the audio below

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Shock as 15 year old girl, commits suicide leaving behind 4 month baby.

Residents of  Baringo have been left in shock and disbelief after a 15-year old girl commits suicide leaving behind her four months baby at Moigutwo village in Baringo North Sub-county.

According to residents the deceased girl, Sylvia Jeruto who sat for her KCPE exam and scored 284 marks in 2016 but never managed to join form one, went missing from their home on Tuesday only for her lifeless body to be recovered in a nearby bush. 

“After day long search her lifeless body was found in a nearby bush on Tuesday morning around 11am,” Kabosgei location Chief Jackson Cheruiyot said.

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He said the body was taken by police to Baringo County hospital mortuary in Kabarnet, adding that motive of taking her own life is yet to be known.

Moigutwo primary school head teacher Michael Sotany said maybe deceased girl had her education cut shot due to pregnancy although sources also attribute it to alcoholic nature of her parents.

However, her father Rotich Toree overwhelmed with grieve could talk to the media. But the Uncle David Shikuku regretted the incident saying the family has been left with hard task of raise the kid, citing the state of poverty.

In the same sub-county Police are hunting for a 30-year old man who killed his 22-year old wife, mother of a-year old baby before running into hiding on Monday.

It is not ascertained the motive as to why the assailant Laban Kamuren descended to kill his wife of two children Judith Chesang in cold blood.

Nancy Chesang a sister to the deceased says

“We were four in the farm, two women and my sister, harvesting millet at the compound when my in-law appeared with a huge stick at around 10am then descended to beat up my sister.” 

She said when other women ran away she screamed as she watched helplessly the assailant lashed hardly on her sister’s head before she collapsed and became unconscious.

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Nancy adds

“He ran immediately to the house and while I was trying to help lift up my sister he appeared with a sharp panga then I ran away and he hurriedly hacked her neck and head, leaving her for death.” 

Upon realizing she had killed her wife the assailant fled away leaving his breastfeeding one year old baby crying on the ground.

Sibilo Sub- location assistant chief Agnes Keitany confirmed the incident saying police have taken the body to Baringo County Hospital mortuary-Kabarnet.

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Keitany said the young family had some unsettled domestic affairs before the murder.

“The dispute was yet to be settled by the village elders but she just decided today to come and harvest her millet before  meeting her premature death” assistant chief said adding that police are now looking for the suspect who is currently on the run. Ends

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Not again! Second year student at JKUAT commits suicide over poor grades

A Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) student committed suicide in Juja this week, leaving his parents in shock.

Titus Ndirangu Mwai, who was a second year student at Jomo Kenyatta University, went missing on Monday before his body was found hanging in his house near the university’s gate D.

According to the Nairobian, the deceased was a man who kept to himself and apart from his poor grades, he had recently confessed to a local pastor about his plans to end his life over squabbles between his parents.

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According Kenyatta University Students Association (JKUSA) president Ibrahim Boru, Ndirangu was a quiet student with few friends.

“He lived alone near gate D at Kiongo Street, and that is where he was found,” Boru told The Nairobian.

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“The pastor told us that he talked of his intentions to end his life, claiming he was stressed with exams and fights at home.”

Boru advised comrades not to take their lives, but rather share their problems so that a solution can be found before it becomes too late.

Police are investigating what could have led the student to take his life as no suicide note was left behind.

The body has been taken to General Kago Mortuary in Thika town.

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Celebrated Swedish DJ Avicii is laid to rest in private ceremony

Swedish DJ and music producer Avicii has been laid to rest in a private ceremony in his hometown of Stockholm seven weeks after his death in the City of Muscat Oman.

Avicii, whose real name was Tim Bergling, was found dead on April 20. Following his death, his family penned an open letter saying the 28-year-old ‘could not go on any longer and wanted peace’.

According to Daily Mail, the private funeral was held at Skogskyrkogården, a cemetery in southern Stockholm which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, yesterday.

Avicii’s friend Jesse Waits, a US entrepreneur and nightclub owner posted a picture on Instagram of the funeral order of service, simply captioned with a heart emoji.

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His brother-in-law Joakim Sterner also posted a picture from Skogskyrkogården yesterday, showing himself posing solemnly in front of a cross.

Last month Avicii’s Swedish publicist Ebba Lindqvist announced that the funeral would be held ‘in the presence of the people who were closest to Tim,’ without providing any more details.

No cause of death has been released, but in a statement last month Bergling’s family appeared to suggest he took his own life, saying that he struggled with his thoughts and ‘could not go on any longer’.

The letter, signed ‘The Family’, described Avicii as a ‘fragile artistic soul and a sensitive guy not made for the machinery he ended up in’.

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It says he ‘truly battled thoughts about the Meaning, Life, Happiness. Now, he could not go on any more. He wanted peace.’

In the days following his death, it was revealed that Avicii had been in a committed relationship with Czech-American model Tereza Kačerová, and was a doting step-father to her young son at the time of his death.

Ms Kačerová posted a heartbreaking open letter on her Instagram, in which she revealed that the pair had been planning on having children of their own, along with a series of photographs of them together.

Despite a meteoric rise to success following the release of hit-single Le7els in 2011, Avicii announced in 2016 that he would not longer perform live, following years health problems caused by stress and alcohol abuse, as well as severe anxiety.

A recent documentary, Avicii: True Stories shed light on the extreme pressure he was under, performing 320 shows in a single year.

In the documentary, Avicii, a self-confessed introvert, speaks frequently about using alcohol as a crutch to be able to perform, drinking every day during his hectic tour, and to help him with his crippling anxiety and stress.


At the age of 21 he was diagnosed with acute pancreatitis – a potentially life-threatening inflammation of the pancreas – due in part to excessive drinking.

In 2014, Bergling was again hospitalised and forced to have his gallbladder and appendix removed.

Avicii made a fortune during his short career, cashing in $28million in 2014 alone, earning $250,000 a night when playing out sold-out shows, according to GQ.

Avicii himself was less bothered about his millions, saying in 2013 that he ‘noticed straight away when I started making money, that I don’t need that much money’.

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In 2012 he donated the entire income of his U.S. tour – more than one million dollars – to hunger relief charity Feeding America, and in 2013 he gave one million euros to Swedish aid organisation Radiohjälpen.

Bergling grew up in affluent Ostermalm in the Swedish capital Stockholm, and began producing music in high school.


He made a name for himself on the EDM (Electronic Dance Music) scene, before his breakthrough hit Le7els in 2011. He would later become known for hits like Wake Me Up!, You Make Me, and recently Lonely Together, a collaboration with Rita Ora.

He won two MTV Music Awards, one Billboard Music Award and earned two Grammy nominations. Just three days before his death, in his final post on Twitter, Bergling thanked the Billboard Music Award’s jury for his nomination int the Top Dance/Electronic Album category for his EP Avīci (01).

He died on April 20 in Muscat, Oman, where he is reported to have been holidaying with friends.

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