A 22-year-old first year University student was on Thursday evening found hanging from the balcony of a house in Nanyuki town.

Tenants of the house found the body of Alex Mwenda, of Rongo University dangling from the balcony at 5.00 pm and informed police officers who responded immediately to retrieve it.

A police officer who visited the scene told the press that some bhang was found in his pockets.

“He had also written a suicide note, indicating that he had on several times tried to end his life. We have started an investigation to establish the actual motive,” said the officer who sought anonymity since he is not authorized to speak to the press.

The body was moved to the Nanyuki Teaching and Referral Hospital Mortuary, awaiting post mortem.

Father to the deceased is a businessman at the Nanyuki Bus Terminus.

- KNA by Martin Munyi