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Two women commit suicide 

Police in Gilgil have retrieved two bodies of middle aged women said to have committed suicide by hanging themselves in two different incidences.

The incidents comes in the wake of the rise in number of Kenyans committing suicide with many blaming their actions on the hard economic times and on love gone sour.

Gilgil OCPD Emmanuel Opuru told the press on phone that in the first incident, the body of a mother of three was discovered by passersby hanging from a tree near Langa Langa shopping center a day after attending a Sunday service with friends.

According to a resident Purity Kamau the woman had bade fare well to her friends yesterday after the service but was not taken seriously only for her body to be found this morning.

In the second incident, police said the body of a 48 year old woman was found near Comboni Polytechnic hanging on one of the trees by passersby who reported the matter to the police.

According to an eye witness James Kariuki, the mother of two who is well known worked in the local market selling belts and hats and it was not immediately clear what may have gone wrong with her.

The OCPD said a suicide note was found in one of the pockets of one of the deceased which indicated that life had become too unbearable for her and could not cope with it.

He added that the bodies had been moved to a local hospital mortuary pending a post-mortem report.


By Esther Mwangi and Hannah Wangui


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