Police are investigating an incident in which a middle-aged man committed suicide by jumping into the Indian Ocean at Nyali bridge.
The middle aged man who is yet to be identified reportedly jumped into the ocean at around 6AM and died within thirty minutes with his body floating until it was retrieved afterwards.
According to a witness, the same bridge has claimed several lives.
“At around 6 am, I was passing by the bridge when I heard a commotion. I asked one onlooker what was happening and he was not able to respond. After 30 minutes, a body floated on the water and we got closer to have a look.
The body was of a middle-aged man, partially bitten off by fish. We called the police who came here to retrieve the body,” narrated Emilia Akule Agnes, a witness.
Emilia added that the man is not the first to commit suicide at the bridge, a lot of people park vehicles at the spot and jump into the ocean.
The body of the deceased was taken to Makadara Hospital mortuary as the police try to establish the identity of the deceased and the reason for suicide.
Cases of suicide and murder have been on the rise with expects attributing the same to increased stress levels and poor mental health.
Among the latest incidents that attracted the attention of Interior CS Fred Matiang’i is the murder-suicide in which police constable Hudson Wakise shot his wife Pauline Wakise before taking his own life using the same murder weapon.
Commenting on the matter, Matuiang’i stated that attention should be focused on the psychological challenges that young officers face.
“It’s a rude awakening to psychological challenges amongst some of our young officers that we have no choice but to now pay greater attention to. My sincere condolences to their families and friends,” read his statement.