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Former Taita Taveta Governor Raises Alarm over Rising Cases of Suicide in the County

Former Taita Taveta Governor Eng. John Mruttu who is also eyeing the gubernatorial position on a UDA ticket has today raised alarm over rising cases of suicide in the county according to a Facebook post on his page.

“Why are there so many suicide cases in TTC at the moment? As we are burying in Mokine- Mboghoni Ward, another funeral is in progress in Bughuta-Kasigau ward while there is a report of another suicide case in Miembeni-Bomeni Ward,” the post read.

Current Taita Taveta Governor Granton Samboja: Photo Courtesy.

The former County boss suggested that people from Taita Taveta must continue to seek support and intervention at the community level in times of despair. He also prayed that God may have mercy the souls of the departed.

“Life is sacred and there is no condition or situation that can justify taking one's life,” the post concluded. Police data revealed that in July 2021, Taita Taveta recorded 3 suicide deaths making it one of counties with lowest suicide rates however the current trend is worrying.

We hope the government will put measures in place to prevent suicide.

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