A couple found hanging in their house in Githurai 44, in what is suspected to be a suicide pact.
The single-roomed house in Githurai 44 estate, Nairobi where a couple committed suicide. (Nairobi News. )
A couple was found hanging in their house in Githurai 44 on Monday evening in what is suspected to be a suicide pact.
A note was found in their house asking their family to bury them together in their ancestral home, Muranga and to also take care of their children.
Police have launched investigations on the couple’s death and are currently analyzing the suicide note to establish the handwriting among other clues.
The woman was found with a rope around her neck but with her legs touching the floor, in the one room apartment.
a hanging noose most people use while committing suicide. (Bizarrepedia)
Police think Mr. Simon Maina Kiare, 38 may have killed his wife, Esther Muthoni and then committed suicide.
The suicide note which was found in the house is thought to have been written by Kiarie and read as follow.
“We, Maina and Muthoni have decided to do that and die.
Our graves should be in Murang’a. That is where we should be buried.
“We leave our children to our brothers.
“God bless you”
Pointing to a possible suicide pact.
A suicide pact is an agreed plan between two or more individuals to commit suicide. The plan may be to die together, or separately and closely timed.