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Woman Jumps To Death After Argument With Boyfriend

A 29-year-old woman named Brenda Kawira Gitonga died by suicide after an argument with her boyfriend at an apartment they shared in the Kasarani area of Nairobi. The woman reportedly jumped off the fourth floor of the building after the quarrel with her boyfriend.

He said he heard a loud thud and found her body on the ground floor after going to check on her. Brenda was rushed to the hospital but was pronounced dead on arrival. The police arrived on the scene and found visible injuries and bruises on Brenda’s body. The police have launched an investigation into the incident and the body has been moved to the mortuary for autopsy.

In another case of suicide, the body of 30-year-old Oscar Owiti Dande was found hanging inside his bedroom in Rongo, Homa Bay. The man had been left by his wife after a domestic quarrel, and investigations into the incident are ongoing.

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Cases of suicide have been increasing, with police receiving up to four cases daily. The World Health Organization has identified the leading causes of suicide as joblessness, death, academic failures or pressures, legal difficulties, and financial difficulties.

Other reasons include bullying, previous suicide attempts, a history of suicide in the family, alcoholism and substance misuse, depression, and bipolar disorder. The WHO considers suicide a serious global public health issue, and it is among the top 20 leading causes of death worldwide.- BNN

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