Doctor Commits Suicide at KNH, Leaving Behind a Suicide Note

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Police are investigating a shocking incident in which a doctor committed suicide at the Kenyatta National Hospital.

Reports indicate that Lydia Wahura, a medical student at the University of Nairobi College of Health Sciences took her life leaving behind a suicide note.

She was found dead in her car at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) parking lot on 12 June 2021.

Media reports indicate that Wahura had allegedly injected herself with anaesthesia-inducing drugs labelled ketamine and midazolam.

Prior to taking her life, she contacted her family and made them aware of her plans to commit suicide.

On the fateful day, she arrived for her usual classes at around 9 am but left 30 minutes later and went to her vehicle that was in the parking lot.

At around 1 pm, the Head of Security at the School of Medicine, George Onyango found body lying on the back seat of the car.

Dr. Lydiah Wahura
Dr. Lydiah Wahura

Kilimani police commander Andrew Muturi confirmed the incident, saying that police are in possession of a printed suicide note which will be subjected to analysis to establish whether it was written by the deceased.

Due to the sensitivity of the matter, the police did not disclose the contents of the letter.

A report by the government chemist will establish whether the deceased took the two contents or they were administered to him.

Her body was taken to the Chiromo mortuary awaiting post-mortem by the government chemist which will establish whether the deceased took the two contents or they were administered to him.

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), 800,000 people kill themselves yearly worldwide.

This means that 1 person commits suicide every 40 seconds.

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