A medical student at the University of Nairobi (UoN) College of Health Sciences was on Saturday, June 12, 2021 found dead in her car at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) parking lot.
Lydia Wahura had allegedly injected herself with anaesthesia-inducing drugs labeled ketamine and midazolam.
Sources close to the family revealed that Wahura contacted her family and made them aware of her plans to take her own life before using the drugs.
Reports indicated that Wahura allegedly arrived for her usual classes on the same day at around 9 am but left 30 minutes later and went to her vehicle.
1 pm, the Head of Security at the School of Medicine, George Onyango found body
lying on the back seat of the car.
While confirming the incidence, Kilimani police commander Andrew Muturi stated that the police were in possession of a printed suicide note which will be subjected to analysis to establish whether it was written by the deceased.
However, the police did not reveal the contents of the suicide note due to the sensitivity of the matter.
by the government chemist will establish whether the deceased took the two
contents or they were administered to him.
body was taken to the Chiromo mortuary awaiting postmortem.
Health Organisation (WHO) reports that 800,000 people kill themselves yearly
worldwide, which means that 1 person commits suicide every 40 seconds.
thoughts could also be considered as a health emergency and it is important to
enroll a person you are worried about to seek professional help.
Some of the
other ways that one can help include; Show support, listen and avoid trying to
solve the problem.