Githurai Couple Commits Suicide Leaving two children behind

Simon and Esther : photo, the standard

Githurai 44 area residents in Nairobi were left in shock after a couple committed suicide on Tuesday morning.

According to reports, the wife took her life first and the husband a few hours later.

Simon Maina Kiarie called his brother to inform him that his wife - Esther Muthoni had committed suicide and that he needed to rush to the house immediately.

“After calling his brother he committed suicide, by the time his brother arrived at the house, he found his body hanging next to that of the wife,” Kiambu OCPD Duncan Ngutu said.

The couple left a suicide note requesting that they be buried together.

According to neighbors, the couple had always engaged in domestic quarrels and police suspect that the man may have killed his wife before committing suicide.

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