A 21-year-old woman has committed suicide in what police say is a suspected love triangle.
Residents of Ndumberi in Kiambu County are mourning the premature death of the young woman whose body was found dangling from the rooftop of her rented house.
The woman identified as Fidelis Wanja is believed to have committed suicide because of a relationship gone sour.
Speaking to KNA at the crime scene, Damaris Muoki, a next-door neighbour to the deceased narrated,
“It was around 11 am when the friend whom we know came and knocked on Wanja’s door several times getting no response. That is when she came to my house to ask if Wanja was in or she had left but I informed her I had not seen her since the previous night. She went and decided to peep through the window and that’s when she saw Wanja’s body dangling from the ceiling and she screamed for help.”
Neighbours responded to the distress call, rushed to the scene and broke the door to the house in which the woman lived alone.
They found a note stating, “I loved him until I died.”
When we asked who the deceased was referring to, Damaris confidently said it was her on-and-off boyfriend of two years with whom they recently broke up.
The area chief Christopher Gathuma stated that it was very sad that young people nowadays opt to commit suicide rather than talk out their problems and get help.
The deceased’s body was removed to Kiambu Level 5 hospital for postmortem.
Police have launched investigations into the incident.
Incidentally, as the woman committed suicide, members of the public were marching along the streets of Kiambu to mark the mental health awareness day, an event that had been scheduled for 10th Octobers but was postponed to yesterday as it had fallen on a public holiday.
KNA by Mary Mueni