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University student’s suicide note attracts DCI’s attention

Detectives have launched investigations into a two-page suicide note allegedly written by a student of Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology.

This following the wide circulation on social media of the note, whose author only identified himself as Jared.

The author also signed off his chilling note by only giving a four-digit prefix and the last two digits of his cellphone number.

It’s also yet to be established what eventually became of the student, whose identity remains unknown.

But in responding to the incident, Kakamega Sub-County Police Commander David Kabena has said that they are treating the matter seriously adding that attempted suicide is a criminal offense.



“We are treating the matter seriously having forwarded the same to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations for investigations,” he said.

In the letter, the author laments how nobody is willing to help him deal with his many problems in life.

“It is with deep sorrow that I have decided to do what I want to do. It has been a long tireless struggle with no help from people. Since I joined this institution, no one has seen the importance of helping me,” the letter reads in part.



“I have now seen it important to commit suicide and leave you in peace. I know such a decision will be painful to people, but all in all, don’t worry because you never cared for me,” the distressed author continues.

He also gives his family rules to adhere to during his burial.

“Don’t bury me in a coffin, just put me directly in the soil. If you never afforded to give me food, don’t also afford to buy a coffin,” the letter reads.

He also directs that his remains to be taken to church for a memorial service and that the convoy to his burial site should not have more than three cars.

He finishes by thanking his parents and the church for being there for him.