As the universe commemorates on World suicide day, families of members who committed suicide continue to express the psychological challenges they go through to move on.
A woman whose husband committed suicide and left her with seven children, source files.
She says she was forced into cultural rituals by her husband's keen but her resistance towards the same landed her into trouble.
Nekesa says her family has suffered discrimination since 2018 when she lost her husband.
She says it has been difficult for her children to mingle with others since the social distraction against them has been unbearable.
Unlike other families, her husband left an emotional letter which indicated that debts were the main cause of his death, in addition, her last child was born just after her husband's death.
However, she says Christianity values which she has instilled into hers kids have acted as a source of solace for her family. She has urged families which have been hit by similar setbacks to accept whatever hit them as the first step of moving on.
Another Woman Ruth Otiende, Mother of four also explains the bitter circumstances under which her husband committed suicide. Just like Nekesa, she also says her husband's family really molested her during and after the funeral but she has moved on due to her links with church. Ruth has been a widow for 15 years and cites that estate from deceased husbands is the main cause of attack against widows adding that taking care of four children without a father has not been easy.
Nekesa, Ruth and their children are just but a few among many who are undergoing psychological torture for losing family members to suicide.
The big call on this suicide day is that government invests in family counselors in order to avert more harm to Kenyans.
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