A depressing incident happened on Monday morning in Mombasa County when a man wearing a towel was seen on camera leaping out of a window of a five-story building.
Residents captured footage of the man standing on the window, with people yelling at him to stop jumping.
Despite their pleas, he jumped and landed on vehicles parked outside the building, creating a loud thud before falling onto the tarmacked road.
By the time of publishing this article, it was still unclear whether the man lost his life to the fall. The police were also yet to comment on the matter.
“Did that man jump from the building?” one of the passersby could be heard asking in the video.
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Meanwhile, residents in the building gazed down from their balconies in shock as they witnessed the man lying on the ground.
The unfortunate incident comes at a time when Kenyans have expressed concern over the rising number of suicide cases in the country.
On Sunday, a suicide case was reported after a woman jumped from her third-floor apartment balcony in Lang’ata.
Similarly in August 2023, an engineering student from Mwembe Tayari in Mombasa County set himself on fire as a desperate response to the harsh economic conditions.
The distressing act was captured on video, showing him pouring a flammable substance on his body before igniting a matchbox.
Although he was rescued by the public and the fire put out, he succumbed to severe injuries a day later.