According to Thika Deputy OCPD Daniel Kitavi, the male Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and Rural Development student sustained serious head and leg injuries.
He was then rushed to Thika Level V Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries while receiving treatment after which the deceased’s body was transferred to General Kago Funeral home.
“We received the information around 2 pm and our officers rushed to the scene. The student was rushed to the hospital but passed on while receiving emergency treatment. He had suffered severe injuries,” Kitavi said.
Reason behind the act…
It was not immediately established why the student took his own life, but preliminary investigations now show he may have been battling depression.
His fellow students claimed he had been threatening to commit suicide many times in the past.
“He had revealed his intentions to his classmates but we think they thought he was just joking only for him to jump to his death today. The incident has shocked us,” one of the students said.
Kitavi called on students to consult and seek help from their parents, elders or counselors when they have issues affecting them instead of taking their own lives or inflicting grievous injuries on themselves.
“Students who might be undergoing serious depression or are affected by any other issues should seek help from their elders, mentors or counselors so that they can be assisted to overcome their situations and get a solution. We wouldn’t want to witness another incident similar to today’s,” he added.