Man commits suicide in city centre by plunging from 15th floor
A man died on Tuesday after jumping from the 15th floor of Pension Towers, Nairobi.
Police said the man had visited a relative in the building on Loita Street at around noon and, after talks, they parted only for the man to jump through the window.
“We are interrogating a few people to find out what may have triggered the suicide,” said Central police chief Paul Wanjama.
He said the middle-aged man died instantly. His body had multiple injuries and his skull was cracked open.
A student of a college located in the building said they saw the man drop from the top floors as they sat their examinations.
“He was screaming as he went down. When we went outside, we found him dead. His body was really damaged,” said Ms Pauline Njambi.
Police took the body to the City Mortuary.
Elsewhere, police in Nairobi gunned down three suspected robbers and recovered three pistols in two separate incidents.
Nairobi County Police Commander Japhet Koome said the three were robbing the public.
“Two of them were shot in Shauri Moyo,” said Mr Koome, adding that the other was among a gang of five that robbed a motorist at around 2am in Kibera.