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Concern as two women commit suicide in Gilgil

Two women from Gilgil town have committed suicide by hanging themselves in two separate incidences.

While confirming the reports, Gilgil OCPD Emmanuel Opuru told the press that in the first case, a mother of three kids was found dangling from a tree near Langa Langa shopping center.

In the second incident, the body of a 48-year-old mother of two was found near Comboni Polytechnic hanging on a tree.

Passers-by found the body and immediately alerted the police. One of the witnesses who arrived at the scene was able to identify the woman as a trader who sold belts and hats in one of the local markets.

A suicide note found inside the pockets of one of the deceased read that life had become unbearable for her.

Suicide cases have become rampant in Kenya with the harsh economic times and high cost of living being the number one trigger.

In his Madaraka Day speech, President Uhuru Kenyatta said depression among the youth had become a concern for his government, further urging anybody suffering from mental illness to reach out and seek help.

A report released by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on world mental health situation has placed Kenya as the sixth most depressed country in Africa.

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