A 31-year-old nurse found dead inside her house in Eastleigh in Nairobi. Esther Waceke Munyua, a medic attached to a hospital in Lang'ata is said took have lost her life by taking poisonous alcohol after a long battle with depression. Police statement read that the deceased was found unresponsive inside her bedroom, with bottles of alcohol, medicines and a suicide letter written: DEPRESSION IS REAL.
The government of Kenya has been advocating for Kenyans to seek professional help in the event of depression after a spate of recent suicides by Kenyans. According to the data we have this afternoon, teen suicide has reached an epidemic proportion and is on the verge of becoming a national emergency.
Incidents of Kenyan suicides have increased in recent years and the government has urged Kenyans to speak to professionals if they are experiencing depression. Young people are committing suicide in a trend that is now on the brink of national catastrophe, according to statistics available to us this afternoon.