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NAIROBI: Two Men Commit Suicide In Separate Incidents

Two men committed suicide in two separate incidents in Nairobi in increasing such trend. The first incident happened in Buruburu area where a man jumped to death from a hotel he was.
The hotel was on the second floor of a building and it is not clear what motivated the incident. Another incident happened in Mukuru slums where a body of a man was found long after he had committed suicide in his house.
Police say such incidents have been on the rise in the past months.
There were 421 cases of suicide in 2017, 302 in 2016, 221 in 2015 and 301 in 2014. Majority of the victims were men. In 2017, 330 men committed suicide while 224 men committed suicide in 2016, 177 in 2015 and 239 in 2014.
Meanwhile, the more than 40 suspects so far arrested and charged in court over National Youth Service scandal are expected to know their bail terms today before a court.
The group had applied for the bail prompting the chief magistrate Douglas Ogoti to announce he will make a ruling today. They include Principal Secretary Lilian Mbogo and NYS Director General Richard Ndubai.
Yesterday, a court had issued warrants of arrest against two directors of Arkroad Holdings, one of the alleged beneficiaries of the Sh468 million scandal. Ogoti ordered the police to arrest the two individuals, Antony Makara Wamiti and Peter Wagura Kimani, as soon as possible and present them to court.
This was after their attorney, Wandugi Kirathe, was unable to tell the court the whereabouts of his clients.
The two are said to have – through their company, Arkroad Holdings – unlawfully received payments worth Sh24, 866, 800 from the NYS for goods not supplied.
-Cyrus Ombati

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