A depressed medical student at the University of Nairobi has committed suicide insider her car at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) parking lot.
The student committed suicide on Saturday by injecting herself with anesthesia-inducing drugs.
Her name is Dr. Lydia Wahora Kanyoro who reportedly was battling depression and other mental illnesses.
Kanyoro,35 years old was a postgraduate in Paediatrics student at the UoN’s School of Medicine at KNH.
Before she decided to end her life, she wrote a suicide note and even called some of her close relatives and told them of her plans to commit suicide as reported by K24 Digital.
The content of the suicide note was not released to the media by the police who confirmed the incident.
The head of security at the School of Medicine, George Onyango, reported that he spotted the body at the back seat of the deceased car, a Mazda Verisa, within the hospital’s parking lot on Saturday at 1 pm.
The body was immediately identified and the officials alerted officers from the Capitol Hill police station.
Officers who secured the scene of the suicide recovered three syringes, a vial (small glass) of Ketamine, a drug used in inducing anesthesia, and midazolam drugs, also used for inducing anesthesia and sleepiness and to decrease anxiety.
“She was lying at the back seat and had injected a syringe on her left arm. Also found inside the car were vials of Ketamine and midazolam drugs,” police said told K24 Digital.
A friend to the deceased, Carol Nthiwa, yesterday said there was a serious case of mental health for doctors especially those in training.
“RIP Wahura Kanyoro, one day I will get the courage to tell my story, how I suffered on the hands of some women I worked with. It was the hardest time of my life, resigning in the middle of a pandemic,” she wrote.
Reports have been going around that Doctors get stressed a lot during their training which has left many suffering.
A friend, Cleophas Mutua, eulogized Dr. Kanyoro as the most courageous person, terming her ‘a light and a gem to all who knew her.’
“She was a dedicated doctor and a fierce advocate for her patients. We are heartbroken that she is no longer with us but we choose to celebrate her and who she was. Wahura, thank you for fighting for so long,” the colleague wrote.