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Woman dies by suicide after jumping off from eighth floor of highrise apartment in Westlands 

A woman reportedly died by suicide on Sunday evening after jumping off a highrise apartment in Westlands minutes after getting back home.

Police are investigating two separate incidents in which two people died after falling from highrise buildings in Nairobi.

The first incident happened in Highrise, Westlands, where the body of a woman was found on a farm next to a building. 

According to reports, the young lady came home, parked her car walked to the eighth floor of the building before jumping off.

Police revealed that the woman left behind a note but the contents were not immediately revealed.

Police are investigating all probable causes of her death and retracing her last steps.

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In addition, police are also investigating an incident in which a plumber died after falling from the third floor of a building along Luthuli Avenue, Nairobi.

The deceased severely injured his head and eventually lost his life while undergoing treatment at Mama Lucy Hospital.

The victim identified as Peter Karanja Muturi had been on duty on Saturday afternoon when he fell off.

Suicide cases are on the rise as the high cost of living and mental health issues intensify.

According to a World Bank research from 2021, there were 6.1% suicides for every 100,000 people in Kenya.

Men are the most affected, with 9.1% of every 100,000 men recorded, according to the survey. 

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