Details of Emotional Suicide Note Left Behind by Doctor Who Committed Suicide at KNH Parking

Dr Lydia Wahura Kanyoro

Details have emerged on the contents of a suicide note left behind by the 35-year old female doctor who took her own life at Kenyatta National Hospital.

The note lifts the lid on the troubled life of the late Lydia Wahura who was found dead on Saturday, June 12 in her car at the Kenyatta National Hospital.

The note was sent to her brother before she died.

Kilimani OCPD Muturi Mbogo confirmed to a local publication that Wahuru had sent an email to her brother, family members and close friends, detailing why she wanted to take her own life.

“The post morterm was done and we have already ascertained the death was caused by chemicals. Some samples have also been taken for analysis to a government chemist to know the type of drugs that she administered in her body,” Mbogo said.

The email written by the deceased states that she does not expect forgiveness adding that she is scared of death but even more scared of living.

“I am so so so so sorry but I don’t expect forgiveness.

I am scared of dying but I am more scared of living…Life is not what I expected.” Reads a section of the email.

Dr Lydia Wahura Kanyoro

Wahura was a post graduate medical student at the University of Nairobi College of Health Sciences.

On the fateful day when she ended her life, Wahuru arrived for her usual classes at around 9 am but left 30 minutes later and went to her vehicle that was parked at KNH.

Her lifeless body was found lying on the back seat of the car by the Head of Security at the School of Medicine, George Onyango.

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

Wahura’s body was taken to the Chiromo mortuary and a postmortem conducted on Tuesday, June 15.

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