Police in Narok are investigating an incident where the body of a middle-aged man was found hanging in his rental house at London Estate in Narok North Sub County on Wednesday.
Speaking to the media in his office, Narok North Police Commandant Frederick Kinaibei said the incident was reported by the landlady Mary Kamanda after she discovered the body hanging in the deceased’s rental house.
“The tenants living in the same compound with the man became suspicious over some pungent emanating from the man’s house that was closed from inside. They were compelled to break into the house where they found the body of the 29-year-old man hanging from the roof,” said Kinaibei.
He added that from the preliminary investigations the man did not have any physical injuries and left behind no suicide note.
Kinaibei said the body may have stayed for three days after his immediate neighbors last saw him entering the house.
“We suspect that the deceased identified as John Wambugu could have committed suicide. However, we will carry out in-depth investigations to unveil the truth of the matter,” said Kinaibei.
The body of the deceased was taken to the Narok County Referral Hospital mortuary for preservation awaiting postmortem.
Meanwhile, the World Population Review ranks Kenya at position 114 among 175 countries with the highest suicide rate.
The report says in 3,000 in every 100,000 people in Kenya commit or attempt suicide every year, adding that most of those involved were between the ages of 15 and 25 years.
Psychologists have attributed this to the fact that this is the age where many young people are under pressure in school, career and from parents.
Poor parenting has also been blamed for increasing cases of suicide among young people.
By Ann Salaton