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Suicide Suspect to Undergo Mental Check

A Nyahururu court has ordered that a 45-year old man who pleaded guilty to attempted suicide undergoes a psychiatric test.

Nyahururu Senior Resident Magistrate Ocharo Momanyi ordered that Stephen Mburu, 45, be taken to hospital for mental examination before convicting him.

The accused was charged that on March 3, 2019 at his Kasuku home in Ol-Joro Orok Constituency, Nyandarua County, he attempted to commit suicide by taking pesticide.

The court heard that John Mwathi, a neighbour to the accused person found him while struggling to walk with a white substance coming from his mouth.

The neighbour administered him with first aid before rushing him to a nearby health centre where he was treated and discharged.

He was later arrested and taken to Ol-Joro-Orok police station where the charge was preferred against him.

The case will be mentioned on March 19, 2019.

By Shem Mwangi

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