Saloonist ends life leaves detailed note


• Cases of suicide have been on the rise in the past months in an alarming rate amid calls to address the trend.

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Police are investigating an incident in which a 33-year-old salonist was found dead in her house after an apparent suicide in Ongata Rongai, Nairobi.

The body of Evalyne Akinyi was found in her bedroom dangling from the roof long after she had died.

She used a cable and bedsheet to end her life and left a note in the house saying she was tired with life. The woman lived alone.

In Mathare slums, the body of William Odhiambo was found in his toilet after he had committed suicide using a rope.

The 29-year-old man had failed to report to work for two days prompting his colleagues to check on him when they realized he was dead. The motive of the incident is yet to be known.

Cases of suicide have been on the rise in the past months in an alarming rate amid calls to address the trend.

Counselors, medics, and psychologists advise that you can always reach out for help when experiencing any mental health issues. Call Kenya Red Cross toll-free hotline, 1199 for support.

MEANWHILE: A welder was electrocuted at his place of work in Burma area, Nairobi. Francis Omondi, 42 died on the spot after accidentally leaning on a live wire at a place he was working.

His colleagues realized he had fallen unconscious and tried to help him in vain. Such accidents are on the rise at major sites.

IN OTHER NEWS: In Kawangware, police said they are investigating an incident where a 26-year-old woman died after complaining of stomachache.

Elizabeth Wanjiku was found dead in her bed by her boyfriend who was away at the time of the incident.Two women were killed by lightning in Kinangop inside Aberdare forest, Nyandarua County in an incident.

The women had been tilling on land in the forest when it started to rain. They took shelter under tree when the lightning struck.

The women were three but one survived and taken to hospital. Such incidents are common in the area and locals have been calling on authorities to install arresters to tame the trend.

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