Michael Kibet, an ICT graduate from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT), committed suicide yesterday in Nandi County after failing to find employment two years after receiving his degree. His family is still in disbelief at his death.
The dead graduated from Meteitei Boys High School in Tinderet in 2021 with First Class honors and a grade A plain.
In addition to confirming the occurrence, Lelwak Chief David Rugut stated that the 26-year-old guy committed himself by hanging himself in the neighborhood of Lessos outside his brother’s home out of frustration
The loss of Michael has left us feeling incredibly sorrowful. In our area, he was a diligent and responsible young man. His brother claims that he committed suicide out of frustration,” Rugut stated.
No suicide note was left behind by Michael.
Kibet came from a very modest family, according to the locals who were shocked by the incident, and at the time of his death he was living with his widowed mother, a retired nurse.
Along the Nandi-Chemilil route, he indulged himself by buying and selling tomatoes.
Funeral arrangements have begun as his body has been sent to the Samaritan Funeral Home in Kapsabet. On Friday, June 9, 2023, he will be laid to rest.
Experts attribute the worrisome rise in suicide cases in the nation to stress and sadness that are becoming more prevalent.
According to statistics from the Kenyan National Commission for Human Rights (KNCHR), 25% and 40% of inpatients and outpatients, respectively, have mental health issues.
In general hospitals, diagnoses of mental illness are most frequently made for depression, substance misuse, stress, and anxiety disorders.