Concerned Kwambox: What is making Kenyans self-harm at such a high rate?

Sometimes you see your family members depressed and you do not know why

Kwambox and Obinna
Image: Instagram

In today's morning Kiss, Kwambox was curious to know why is it that Kenyans are having a poor mental state.  

"What is making people like this, there are a lot of people out here self-harming themselves?" she asked.

She then explained how in Bomet there has been a spike of partners killing each other.


"What is happening to Kenyans mental state?" she asked. 

Kwambox then went ahead to explain back then when Sudan would experience recurring wars no one was spared, mothers and kids would be part of what was to come. 

And even if the war was won, if a lot of lives were lost so did they really win, she asked.


"You know in Sudan when there was war, no one was spared, and after the war are there really winners?"

She then continued saying during that period mothers would go and sit in a park and offer a shoulder to lean on for anyone who wanted to talk, considering the effects that war can cause on one's mental health.

She wished for something like this to be adopted, for a safe space to be present for someone who is going through a hard time.  

"In Kenya, there are so much bad things that have happened, life doesn't mean much to Kenyans anymore," shared Kwambox. 

She voiced that counseling is indeed an option but it is expensive.

Mathare and Chiromo are one of the good centers that offer to counsel but they go for about Ksh 1,500 for each session.

"You can be saying this can't happen to me but my guy the mind is a weird place," Kwambox mentioned.

Kwambox then advised the younger generation to at least have a few people to go to.

"I've noted for young people in relationships they need to have people to look up to talk about these things."

Obinna mentioned that sometimes you see your family members depressed and you do not know why.

To only find out it is a relationship, one that you never knew existed.

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.

Read Also: