The year 2018 has been quite tough for Kenyans due to the increased cases of murder and suicide. Suicide in Kenya is reportedly at a ten year high this year. It seems to have started with the death of Sharon Anyango who is believed to have been murdered by a prominent Governor.
Investigations are still going on as Sharon’s family prepares for her burial. A few days after Sharon’s death, a magistrate’s daughter went missing only to be found dead in a thicket in Meru. Later, a body of a middle aged woman was found at her bathtub in her apartment.
A sudden tragedy in Nairobi
The worst happened a few days ago when a woman who was identified as Martha Kwamboka committed suicide outside her apartment. Residents of Kayole estate were shocked to find Kwamboka’s body hanging on a rope outside her balcony.
Unconfirmed sources reveal that Kwamboka killed herself because she found out that her lover wasn’t faithful in their relationship.
Kwamboka’s suicidal Facebook messages
When she posted her first suicidal message, none of her friends thought it was serious.
“Feeling suicidal. I am frustrated. Whoever I wronged, I am sorry. I will shine on your way. Bye.” She wrote.
The next day, she again expressed her frustrations that no one had shown care regarding her problems.
“At least I tried to share my mind and worries. Do not type RIP on my timeline, I am gone for good.” She wrote.
Those were her last posts on Facebook. The next trending story was her photo hanging on a building.
A pervasive problem of suicide and murder in Kenya
Cases of murder and death have increased lately across Kenya. Some Kenyans have tried to discuss the matter on social media. Many have speculated that most of the victims were ladies. Though recent studies report that men are more at risk of suicide in Kenya.
One common issue among them seems to be relationship challenges. Many veterans have warned young girls to watch whom they date or form relationships with to avoid such cases. The same advice, it seems, goes for men.