Tharaka Nithi: 55-year-old woman takes her own life under unclear circumstances

By , K24 Digital
On Tue, 4 Oct, 2022 07:50 | 2 mins read
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A 55-year-old woman identified as Catherine Gatiria on Monday, 3 October, committed suicide by hanging herself using a rope on a mango tree near her house in Kiriani, Chogoria Ward.

According to Kiriani Sub-Location Chief Jasper Gitonga Murithi, the deceased took her own life after confirming that her son and daughter-in-law had already left home for work.

Her husband had also left to deliver milk to Kiriani Dairy, leaving her alone at home where she committed the heinous act.

The OCS Chogoria Police Station together with the DCIO proceeded to the scene after a report was made by the chief. There were no visible injuries were found on the deceased's body after examination and no suicide note was recovered.

The body was moved to PCEA Chogoria Hospital morgue, awaiting postmortem.

Chief Gitonga asked residents, especially those facing depression to seek help from friends and family before taking such actions.

The motive behind the suicide is yet to be established even after the deceased's son pointed out that her mother had been okay, with no issues or problems that would have led her to take her own life.

This comes after a high number of suicide and murder cases reported in the county in the past week.

A 42-year-old man was arrested on the morning of October 1, 2022, after he was accused of killing a 34-year-old in Ntabuta Village, Matakiri Location of Nkondi Ward, after a quarrel over fish.

On Wednesday, September 28, 2022, a 13-year-old pupil in class seven took his own life by hanging at their home in Kangutu.

A day before that, on Tuesday 27, a senior police officer was found dead in his rented apartment in Chogoria after he took his life under unclear circumstances.

On Monday, September 26, the body of Moses Kirimi, a Chuka University architect was found dead at his home while the body of his wife was found hanging from a balcony of the couple's building.

On September 25, a 42-year-old man committed suicide by hanging himself over claims that his wife was cheating on him.

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