A young man has committed suicide in South B Estate by jumping from 9th floor of a building in Shallom Gardens Court.
The identity of the man has not yet been revealed.
Pictures send to kenyanbulletin.com shows a young man of Somali-descent lying on the ground wearing a red top and a khaki trouser.
Incidences of suicides brought about by the hardships experienced in the Covid-19 pandemic period are on the increase.
Suicide rates in Kenya
According to studies, a good number of suicides happen impulsively in moments of crisis where individuals suffer breakdowns in the ability to deal with life catastrophes, such as financial crises, relationship break-up or chronic pain and illness. There are many other reasons.
In Kenya, WHO data estimates that 1408 people commit suicide yearly, or simply put, four deaths daily, a number that is higher than what the Kenya National Bureau of Statistics reported for 2018: 421 deaths.
Official numbers on suicide in Kenya may be difficult to get due to apparent under-reporting or misreporting of such deaths, in part because there are penalties in Kenyan law for attempting suicide, as well as higher levels of stigmatization.
In case one is depressed or has a mental health issue, Kenyanbulletin.com recommends seeing a medical doctor.