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Man fatally ends his life while waiting to be attended to at a hospital

By Antynet Ford

Panic was experienced at a Nairobi hospital when a patient who was waiting to be attended to pulled out his pistol and shot himself dead in a horrible suicide incident.

The deceased identified as Abdala Mohamed, 72 years old was a licensed gun holder who had been brought to the emergency section of the hospital on Monday, February 26 afternoon when he shot himself in the chin.

Police and the hospital officials said the deceased had been rushed there aboard a private car where the incident happened.

By then, the drugs that he was to use were not at the emergency area and plans were being made for their delivery.

It is not clear whether he was being attended to.

This angered him and started making calls before he reached out his pistol and shot himself in the chin blowing up his head, police and witnesses said.

His driver who had brought him and was taking care of him then rushed out calling for help.

He succumbed while being attended to.

Officials said they are investigating the incident. A check at the scene established his car was damaged by the bullet indicating he was still waiting in the car at the emergency area, police said.

The deceased lived in the nearby estate in South B.

This is the latest case of suicide to be reported.

Police say cases of suicide have been on the rise amid calls for action to address the same.

There were 174 cases of suicide reported in 2020 as compared to 196 in 2019, 302 in 2018, 421 in 2017, and 302 in 2016. The majority of the victims were male, police reports say.

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