(Last Updated On: November 11, 2019)

A suspected gangster on Friday committed suicide after his accomplices were gunned down by the police after a botched robbery in Thika.

The 40-year-old man identified as Simon Kinyua is reported to have told his friends that he would kill himself on learning of the demise of his accomplices.

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Confirming the incident, the area chief Nancy Gichuki said the deceased was suspected to be a member of a gang which had been involved in robbery in Central region.

In a another suicide case, 32-year-old man from Ngomongo village in Kirinyaga Central hanged himself in his house following domestic wrangles with his wife.

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SUICIDE CASES

The death of the man, who has been identified as Daniel Mwaniki, is the third suicide incident to be reported in the area in less than a week.

In September, as the World today marked the World Suicide Prevention Day, data revealed that Central Kenya was leading in suicidal deaths, a factor that has been attributed to alcoholism, unemployment and poverty.

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According to the data, Kirinyaga County recorded one suicidal death every day while Murang’a County was hard hit with four suicidal deaths each day.

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