Sleuths in Thika town are investigating circumstances under which a second year student from Mt.Kenya University committed suicide by allegedly strangling herself using a rope.
The female students who lived in a rented house at Runda estate near YMCA Thika is said to have locked herself inside her room before taking a rope and taking her life.
Police who visited the crime scene found the student's body dangling from the rooms ceiling with no visible marks that could suggest that she could have been killed.
Students living within the apartment said that the lady had been acting strangely. They claimed that she could have killed herself after falling out with her lover.
A familiar incident was reported after another male student from Mt.Kenya University threw himself from the university's Chancellors tower on March 2, 2021.
The student who later succumbed to injuries while receiving treatment is said to have on several occassions threatened to commit suicide over what he told his friends were personal issues.
Counsellors in the country are attributing the increased cases of suicide in the country to depression.
They have further advised youths to speak about any mental disturbances to someone they trust rather than taking their own lives.
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