Woman commits Suicide as she jumps from Fourth Floor following Domestic Quarrel

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A 29-year-old woman identified as Brenda Kawira Gitonga died by suicide after a domestic quarrel in Kasarani area, Nairobi.

It was gathered that Brenda jumped off the fourth floor of an apartment she and her boyfriend stayed in on Tuesday night after a brief quarrel.

The boyfriend told police they had an argument before the woman walked out of their bedroom to the balcony.

After a while, he said, he heard a loud thud and when he went to check her in the sitting room, kitchen and other rooms she was nowhere to be seen.

He then decided to go to the balcony when he saw her body sprawled on the ground floor.

Their neighbours rushed her to the Uzima hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

Police visited the scene whereby they found the deceased at the back seat of the car with visible injuries and bruises on her right thigh, left neck, left cheek and lower limb.

Police said they are investigating the incident. The body was moved to the mortuary pending autopsy.

WHO rates suicide as a serious global public health issue that is among the top 20 leading causes of death worldwide.