Police in Nyeri is investigating an incident where a cancer patient hanged himself on a tree in Nyeri County Referral Hospital.
The man, identified as Amos Waweru, 49, died by suicide by hanging himself on a tree within the hospital compound.
“Police officers visited the scene and found the said body of one Amos Waweru Mbora, a resident of Ndugamano in Tetu Sub-County precariously hanging on a tree outside Ward No. 6,” police said.
The man was reportedly admitted to the hospital on January 22, 2023, having been diagnosed with pneumonia and cancer of the esophagus.
Saturday, February 4, at around 5:20 am, Mbora visited the washroom and never returned to the hospital bed.
The nurse on duty said she became suspicious, went after him, and found him hanging on a tree near the hospital’s perimeter wall.
The body was moved to the facility’s mortuary.