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Police are investigating an incident in which an unknown man died after he fell from the 12th floor of a building in Kasarani area, Nairobi.

Police classified the incident as suicide. It happened near the USIU University Wednesday, February 22.

Police were called and informed a person had fallen off the structure and was lying in a supine position.


‚ÄčThe body had a fractured skull and brain particles spilled all over the parking area.

The body was moved to the mortuary pending identification and autopsy.

In Zimmerman Kwa Masai area, a body of a man was found hanging from the balcony of the first floor after suicide.


Police visited the scene and found the body of Geoffrey Gachago Mbothe, 30 hanging with a piece of a bed sheet around his neck on the balcony.

His wife told police the man had two weeks ago posted on his status that he would kill himself but family members intervened and solved the matter that was in contention.

Come Tuesday, the couple had some disagreement that prompted the woman to leave the house and spent the night at her nice house at Kahawa West, which is suspected to have prompted the suicide mission.

Police say they recorded seven cases of suicide on Wednesday alone terming the trend alarming.

The other cases were reported in Muthangari, Menengai, Kaptembwo, Mauche in Njoro, Imbiakalo in Kakamega and Akala in Siaya.

The bodies of the victims are lying in mortuaries pending an autopsy.

Suicide incidents have been on the rise in the past few days at an alarming rate.

Suicide is a leading cause of death nowadays, officials say.

The World Health Organization says such cases are attributed to joblessness, death, academic failures or pressures, legal difficulties and financial difficulties.

Other reasons are bullying, previous suicide attempts, history of suicide in a family, alcoholism and substance misuse, depression and bipolar disorder.

WHO rates suicide as a serious global public health issue that is among the top 20 leading causes of death worldwide.

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.