A patient who had been admitted to a private hospital turned violent before he died by suicide in Nairobi’s Pangani area.
The patient had been brought to Crescent Community Hospital along Muratina Road on Sunday after he was involved in a road accident in the area involving a motorcycle, which overturned injuring his head and hand.
While at the hospital, the patient identified as Anthony Macharia, 30 turned violent scaring nurses who were attending to him.
According to police and witnesses, the patient then broke a glass window and used the broken glasses to stab and slit his neck.
An alarm was raised at the hospital in an effort to help the bleeding patient.
The medical personnel and security present rushed to rescue him from his injuries in vain.
Police said Macharia said the man bled to death and they had not known the motive of the incident.
A team of detectives visited the scene and moved the body to the mortuary pending autopsy and further investigations.
Cases of suicide have been on the rise in the past months at an alarming rate amid calls to address the trend.