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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Man commits suicide in CBD

Curious onlookers mill around the scene where an unidentified man committed suicide by hanging himself on a tree on Moi Avenue, Nairobi, August 13. /LEWIS NYAUNDI
Curious onlookers mill around the scene where an unidentified man committed suicide by hanging himself on a tree on Moi Avenue, Nairobi, August 13. /LEWIS NYAUNDI

An unidentified middle-aged man committed suicide Sunday evening by hanging himself on a tree in the CBD along Moi Avenue, Nairobi.

The motive of the suicide was not immediately established as no suicide note was found on him.

Business people who operate around the scene of crime however said the victim is a common figure around Tom Mboya street.

A passer-by expressed disappointment on social media with the manner in which onlookers reacted to the incident.

In a Facebook post, Rosanna Mueni wondered why no one bothered to stop the man from killing himself in such a busy area.

"I thought I had my worst afternoon until now I have just seen someone hang himself in the CBD (a very busy area) just opposite Highlands Platinum and people are busy taking pictures instead of checking if he is dead or alive they can help by doing first aid."

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