Suicide cases in Nyeri County.

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Nyeri County has recorded the highest number of suicide cases in the last two months.

The county commander Adiel Nyange has said that out 30 suicide cases, 25 are male accounting to 83 percent while five are female. Nyange has confirmed that most of these cases have happened in Mukurweini Sub County.

Due to the increased suicide cases, the National Police Service Commission (NPSC) has begun chaplaincy and counselling services which the county commander said will help to research on why many men have been committing suicide in Nyeri.

“We have launched a data collection campaign in order to know what exactly is happening in the community with the assistance of the Chaplaincy and counselling we will move out to collect data in order to establish the reason behind these suicide cases especially among men.” He noted.

The Nyeri police boss has decried the rising cases of rape and defilement saying that many of those cases are committed by close relatives.

Around 60 to 70 percent cases of rape and defilement that are reported are connected to relatives. We want to caution parents to be sure of the characters and morals of the relatives they entrust their children with,” the police boss said.

At the same time PCEA head Reverend Thegu Mutahi has urged well-wishers and the government to come in handy and arrest the desperate situation among Kenyans through mental health education and counseling.

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