Girl commits suicide over heartbreak, posts suicide notes on Facebook


Girl commits suicide over heartbreak, posts suicide notes on Facebook

There has been an outpouring of sympathies from Kenyans for the 28-year old woman in Meru who committed suicide after declaring on Facebook on Thursday she would do so.

Her family in Gaturi village in South Imenti is still in shock after her father found her body dangling from a rope tied to the roof.

The late Millicent Kithinji Mwiriki took to her Facebook page to bid her 3-year-old daughter goodbye, saying: “My love, I can’t find words that would form a perfect statement to express how much I love you. I have fought the battle, but it seems I am almost losing it. I only pray that god may give you guidance, love and comfort. Mum still loves you, and will always love you. Kindly, forgive me,”

This message was preceded by another meant for Mwiriki’s father that she posted at 3:20pm on Thursday that read: “Dad, I am sorry, but I am not able to break the news that I am about to commit suicide. I hope you will find it in your heart to forgive me,”

Shortly, thereafter, the diploma in purchasing and supplies management graduate from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) killed herself by hanging from a rope tied to the roof of her father’s granary in South Imenti.

Her relative, who spoke to Citizen Digital on condition of anonymity, said a heartbreaking text message from the current lover of Mwiriki’s baby daddy compounded her woes, consequently pushing her into suicide.

The text from a lady identified only as Stacy read: “ I am pregnant for your husband; it is high time you accept that he moved on, and there is no possibility of him getting back together with you,”

According to the kin of the deceased, Mwiriki’s baby daddy, who had gone to further his education at Kenya Medical Training College in Nakuru, had promised to marry her once he graduated from the institution. However, after graduating last December, the man reportedly cut off communication with her, compounding her frustrations.

Besides that, Mwiriki cited unemployment and inability to fend for her daughter as the reason for her action.

At around 1pm on Friday, Mwiriki said, what would be her last prayer, which she called for courage and hope, virtues she hasn’t lived to practice.

The prayer posted on Facebook read: “Heavenly Father, guide and lead me through every trial I face today and every day…victory is near; and I pray that the trials i face will bring me closer to you. I won’t give up in Jesus’ name, amen.”

Mwiriki’s suicidal ideation announced on social media adds to several previous incidents, where young people took to the platform to announce their intention, which they executed.

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Brian Okoth
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