93 people committed suicide in south-western Kenya
The number of people who killed themselves in 2021 in Kisii, south-western Kenya has been revealed.
Kisii County Police boss Francis Kooli said 93 committed suicide from January to December last year.
14 persons (13 males and 1 female) committed suicide in the county between July and September.
Three occurred in July, ten occurred in August, and one occurred in September.
Kisii Central had the largest number of instances with nine, followed by Gucha South (three), Kisii South (two), Sameta (one), and Kenya (one).
Kooli wants the public to be sensitized over the matter.
“It is past time for us to go out and educate our people about the need for discussion and consultation. Suicide is not a viable option,” he explained.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.