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Doctor Kills Self at KNH Parking Lot

  • Lydia Wahura, a medical student at the University of Nairobi College of Health Sciences was on Saturday, June 12, found dead in her car at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) parking lot.

    Wahura had allegedly injected herself with anaesthesia-inducing drugs labeled ketamine and midazolam.

    Before using the drugs, Wahura contacted her family and made them aware of her plans to take her own life. 

    Kenyatta National Hospital.
    Kenyatta National Hospital.
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    On the said day, Wahura allegedly arrived for her usual classes at around 9 am but left 30 minutes later and went to her vehicle.

    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.

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

    The police did not disclose the contents of the letter due to the sensitivity of the matter.

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

    Wahura’s body was taken to the Chiromo mortuary awaiting postmortem.

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) reports that 800,000 people kill themselves yearly worldwide, which means that 1 person commits suicide every 40 seconds.

    Having suicidal thoughts could also be considered as a health emergency and it is important to enroll a person you are worried about to seek professional help.

    Some of the other ways that one can help include; Show support, listen and avoid trying to solve the problem.

    Learn more from the video below; 

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