A village in Meru County was dumbfounded after a 28 year old mother of one committed suicide under unclear circumstances.
The source of her anguish has been revealed. Millicent Mwiriki’s hubby compounded her woes, consequently pushing her into suicide Thursday afternoon.
Ms Mwiriki, 28, killed herself by hanging inside her parents’ granary in Gaturi Village in South Imenti, Meru County shortly after posting suicide notes on social media.
“I am pregnant for your husband [sic]; it is high time you accept that he moved on, and there is no possibility of him getting back together with you,” read a text message Ms Mwiriki received from one Stacy, who introduced herself as the current lover of Ms Mwiriki’s baby daddy.
That message broke the heart of Ms Mwiriki, who was already undergoing stress as a result of financial hardship due to unemployment.
According to the informant, Ms Mwiriki’s baby daddy had gone back to school – Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) in Nakuru County – to further his education, and promised to marry Ms Mwiriki once he graduated in December 2018.
“The man completely cut off communication with Ms Mwiriki after his graduation. That could have catalysed our relative’s frustrations,” a relative told EDAILY.
Ms Mwiriki had taken to Facebook on Thursday, March 21 to seek forgiveness from her father and 3-year-old daughter, Makena, over the action she was about to take.
This message was preceded by another meant for her father.
“Dad, [I am] sorry, but I am not able to break the news [that I am about to commit suicide]. I hope you will [find it in your heart to] forgive me,” read Ms Mwiriki’s Facebook post at 3:20pm.
From her posts on social media, Ms Mwiriki struggled to fend for her daughter, whom she evidently loved going by her rare though detailed Facebook updates.
In a March 3, 2019 Facebook post, Ms Mwiriki said: “I love you, [my daughter]. I struggle so much to provide for you. Although at the moment I do not have a job; and getting you things that you ask for is hard, but I’ll always promise to buy you. In a bid to look for money, I sometimes fall for conmen and fake adverts, who end up eating the small resources I would have used to provide for you. I ask God to give me sufficient grace to be able to love and provide for you. God gave me the best gift [in you] that I could ever ask for.”
Ms Mwiriki holds a Diploma in Purchasing and Supplies Management from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT).
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