‘By the time you are reading this ntakuwa nmeenda’ – cop writes moments before committing suicide

By , K24 Digital
On Wed, 4 Aug, 2021 10:42 | 2 mins read

A prison warder who on Tuesday committed suicide had spoken about it on Facebook.

K24 Digital has established that Isack Ojwang also left a suicide note saying that he loved his wife so much.

He further said that he had left his family in the hands of one Emmanuel Omoit.

“By the time you are reading this ntakuwa nmeenda, mahali nimefika am just done. I am tired with the life I am leading,” part of his post read.

“Diana my love I love you more than I love myself. Emmanuel Omoit I leave my family to you, take care of them because you know my wife more than I know her,” it further read.

A police report seen by this reporter which was filed at Kamagambo Police Station, reveals that Ojwang had committed suicide by hanging himself while he was serving his leave.

The report further revealed that the officer appeared depressed and had a history of domestic feuds with his estranged wife which made him resort to heavy drinking.

It also emerged that the officer had in a few days to his death used social media to express his feelings and predicaments.

The country has in the recent past experienced an upsurge in the number of people who had resorted to committing suicide.

So worrying is the trend that it caught the attention of President Uhuru Kenyatta and Directorate of Criminal Investigation boss George Kinoti.

According to him, mental health cases that result into murder and suicide among the public and police officers was on the increase.
A total of 483 individuals committed suicide between April and June; the highest number to have ever been recorded in a span of three months.

The deaths have been attributed to economical challenges that have hit the country due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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