Man dies by suicide after jumping off 15th-floor building along Mama Ngina Street,Nairobi


•Dennis Kiarie Kinyanjui, 30 had on Friday morning reported to work at the building at about 6 am before dying by suicide.

Crime Scene Tape
Image: FILE

A guard died by suicide after jumping from 15th floor of a city building along Mama Ngina Street, Nairobi.

This is the latest such suicide incident to be recorded at an alarming rate.

According to police, Dennis Kiarie Kinyanjui, 30 had on Friday morning reported to work at the building at about 6 am before dying by suicide.

His colleagues said he picked keys to the 15th floor and left saying was going to inspect the place.

Kinyanjui used the building lift to the floor and walked to the balcony after opening there alone.

Security cameras then captured him jumping off to the ground floor where he died instantly.

His body was splattered on the ground floor.

Nairobi police boss Adamson Bungei said they are yet to establish the motive of the incident.

He said they were informed by the other guards there about the incident. There was no suicide note found on him.

The building is guarded by an internal and private security company. There is also a police post there.

Police who visited the scene said he fell off a distance of 1500 feet and landed on the ground dying instantly.

The body was moved to the mortuary pending an autopsy and inquiry.

A crowd gathered at the scene as police moved the body to the mortuary. The incident could be linked to societal stress which has caused many murder-suicide incidents, police said.

Up to three cases of suicide are reported daily in the country in an alarming rate.

Cases of suicide have been on the rise this year and authorities blame the trend on mental distress.

Police handled 499 cases in 2019, and 575 in 2020. At least 313 people are reported to have taken their lives between January and July 2021.

Majority of the victims were male, police reports say.

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.

Check out the latest news here and you are welcome to join our super exclusive Mpasho WhatsApp group for all the latest and breaking news in entertainment. We would also like to hear from you, WhatsApp us on +254 736 944935.