A man identified as Owen Maina Macharia from Kiangoma Village, in Nyeri County, Kenya, committed suicide just few days to his 28th birthday.
Owen who committed suicide in Mtwapa, Mombasa on Saturday, just 19 days to his 28th birthday a he was born on February 21, 1991, had shared his struggle on Facebook. He wrote on January 15;
“Solutions to all problems is death. No man…no problems”. He expressed his woes further with a post saying; “Life after campus my friend”.
However his family were shocked as they claimed there was no clear indication he was toeing the lane of suicide.
His aunt Qui Wangui Philip who shared her grief on Facebook, wrote;
“I don’t know much, most will insult but it is serious. If anyone from your group of friends sends an SOS about death being the way out. Please please reach out and try help. My nephew wrote such I didn’t see it. Some of his friends joked about it and he was serious” she wrote.
“He committed suicide. And now he is dead. It pains like hell that in didn’t see the message. That I didn’t reach out to help. Please please let’s avoid these deaths. Fare thee well Macharia OHwen Maina ” she added.
Also penning down an emotional post over the death of Owen who worked for Invesco Assurance before shifting to Madison Insurance, another relative Jane Wangechi, wrote;
“I’ve seen Owen growing, crawl, talk, walk, learn, and grown to a full gentleman, but God knows best”.