• Detectives assigned to investigate the death of a medical student and practising doctor are analyzing a suicide note.

• The detectives say it seemed to be written in parables.

Lydia Kanyoro
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Detectives assigned to investigate the death of a medical student and practising doctor are analysing a suicide note.

They are set to determine if indeed student doctor Lydia Wahura Kanyoro, 35, wrote it. Wahura killed herself on Saturday by injecting herself with anaesthetic drugs in the KNH parking lot.

The detectives say it seemed to be written in parables. They declined to disclose further contents, saying it was crucial evidence.  

However, they did reveal that the note Wahura wrote was printed from an email dated June 12 at 9 am.

“I am so so so so sorry but I don’t expect forgiveness. I am scared of dying but I am more scared of living,” a printed note read.

She said it was "hard to live in a skin that is not mine and life was not what I expected".

Her colleagues described her as a brilliant professional and a top-performing student with a limitless future.

A post-mortem exam was to be performed on Tuesday. 

Lydia, a star medical student in paediatrics, was pursuing her master's degree in medicine at UoN's College of Health Sciences at Kenyatta National Hospital.

Her body was found at 1 pm in the back seat of her car with two vials of labelled drugs and three syringes.

What drove her to end her life? That's the question-consuming relatives, colleagues and friends.

And her death raises the spectre of psychological pressure and untreated mental health issues among medical professionals, especially younger health workers.