Student Throws Himself From 5th Floor After Breakup

Student Throws Himself From 5th Floor After Breakup

Student Throws Himself From 5th Floor After Breakup

A second-year student at Bondo, Siaya County’s Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology (JOOUST), threw himself from an unfinished five-story building. Speaking with a friend and classmate of Samuel Otieno, Titus Eyamah revealed that the event happened on Friday morning not far from the Milai dormitory where he lived.

Information and communication technology (ICT) student Otieno missed the morning lessons, which worried his buddies about his whereabouts.At 9:30 in the morning, his body was discovered adjacent to an unfinished structure.

Police officers from the Bondo police station, according to Eyamah, arrived at the site shortly after and took the body to Bondo Hospital.Eyamah saw that Otieno, an introvert, was anxious after splitting up with his fiancée. He had a sneaking suspicion that Otieno might be depressed.

“This past week, he showed signs of heartbreak after his girlfriend dumped him. In addition to that, it appears that there were further underlying problems, such as recently announced exam results and an institution’s increasing tuition per semester, he added.The example emphasizes the increase in mental health difficulties, with the Kenya Mental Health Policy indicating that 20–25% of outpatients who attend hospitals have signs of mental illness.

According to the Kenya Demographic Health Survey 2022, women between the ages of 15 and 49 had a depression prevalence of 4% while men in the same age group had a depression rate of 3.1%. In terms of County, women in Narok registered a depression rate of 17%, followed by Meru (10%), Uasin Gishu (7.8%), and Garissa (7.1%).5.9% of women in Lamu and Murang’a were female.Bomet County is at the top of the list for men, with 21%, followed by Laikipia (9.2%), Isiolo (9%) Uasin Gishu (6.7%), Narok (6.6%), and Kakamega (5.6%).

The survey identified poverty, unemployment, physical sickness, relationships, the loss of a loved one, and substance misuse as the main causes of depression.

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