RIP Daktari: Depressed Nairobi doctor takes own life at parking

A depressed post-graduate medical student at the University of Nairobi committed suicide inside her car by injecting herself with anaesthesia-inducing drugs on Saturday afternoon at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) parking lot.

The death of Dr Lydia Wahura Kanyoro brings to the fore the rising cases of depression and personal health problems among medical students and doctors.

Kanyoro, 35, was a postgraduate student in Paediatrics at the UoN’s School of Medicine in KNH is said to have written a suicide note and called some of her relatives to tell them where she was and what she had planned to do, before committing suicide. Police, however, declined to disclose the contents of the note.

The head of security at the School of Medicine, George Onyango, said he spotted the body at the back seat of her car, a Mazda Verisa, within the hospital’s parking lot on Saturday 1pm.

The body was immediately identified and matter reported at Capitol Hill Police Station.

Recovered syringes

Officers visited the scene and recovered three syringes, a vial (small glass) of Ketamine, a drug used in inducing anaesthesia, and midazolam drugs, also used for inducing anaesthesia and sleepiness and to decrease anxiety.

“She was lying in the back seat and had injected a syringe on her left arm. Also found inside the car were vials of Ketamine and midazolam drugs,” police said.

Kilimani police Commander Andrew Muturi yesterday said the drugs had been taken to the Government Chemist for analysis.

“We are also in possession of a printed suicide note believed to have been authored by the deceased which will also be subjected to analysis to establish if it was indeed, among other things, written by the deceased,” the OCPD said.

The deceased left behind a suicide note, printed from an email dated June 12 at 9am that detailed why she decided to commit suicide.

Reports indicate so many medical staff are suffering depression and other mental-related illnesses, a fact that experts have attributed to the tough working conditions among other things.

“Such cases have increased but remain largely under-reported, especially among the Masters students,” a source at KNH told People Daily.

“The work load and academic demands for some of the doctors pursuing further studies are sometimes unbearable. Medicine is very tough and challenging and the sad thing is that doctors know what to take to easily end their lives,” the source added.

A friend to the deceased, Carol Nthiwa, yesterday said many trainee doctors were suffering from serious mental health issues which if not addressed, are a ticking time bomb.

“RIP Wahura Kanyoro, one day I will get the courage to tell my story, how I suffered at the hands of some women I worked with.

It was the hardest time of my life, resigning in the middle of a pandemic,” she wrote.

Colleagues said they undergo a lot of stress while in training.

“I don’t think it is worth it. The stress takes a toll on our bodies and we only realise when we get chronic illnesses in our 50s.

We need to take life less seriously, take it easy. The stress we get is not worth it,” another doctor said.

A friend, Cleophas Mutua, eulogised Kanyoro as a courageous person, terming her ‘a light and a gem to all who knew her’.

“She was a dedicated doctor and a fierce advocate for her patients. We are heartbroken that she is no longer with us but we choose to celebrate her and who she was. Wahura, thank you for fighting for so long,” the colleague wrote.

What a waste,hiyo pusssy imeenda tu hivyo?

How do they get depressed na vile wanatengeneza pesa through misdiagnosis.
Ama ni hiyo guilt ya kufanywa ufanye vitu unajua sio poa ndio inawakula.
Halafu I know some docs who were pushed to do the course coz wazazi walitaka ku brag.
Follow your heart

Najua wewe hauoni urembo, u wish she was a man, right? ass lover

Ata siongei kuhusu yeye,naongea kuhusu all in general.
Look at @dr.n he steals from his patients
@rexxsimba fcks his patients

Kilio ya their victims comes back to haunt them

Rexxumbwa @rexxsimba ni mtu bradifakin kabisa, imagine akiwa gyna ati bibi yako ni patient wake?Shindwe saitani

Hapa kuna hekaya,either love trayango ,pesa ama ugonjwa flani.wacha tungojee

What a waste


Women doctors are some of the lonliest people in this world. Naturally, they have very high expectations for a potential spouse, yet very few guys want them. Paradox.

izo slips zinakaa msuri sana [SIZE=2]especially for the BJ daktari anakunyonya mboro mpaka unafurahi[/SIZE]

:D:D:D anaeza piga hio nyauz picha awank nayo githaa

Hapa huwezi ona @Abba juu anachukia wakikuyu zaidi. Saa hii anachoma samaki ama mgongo wasi, just to celebrate. Netanyahu gone, kikuyu student gone, Kirubi gone…

Then after the heavy lunch he will head to the current nabongo’s palace and spread his butt cheeks wide open so that the Nabongo can inseminate his womb. In 9 months time @Abba will be ready to give birth to the next collaborator.

During that time @Abba will eat continously to support the growing child inside his buttocks.


Siwezimind kulipia

Still warm. Anyway. It looks like she was murdered. Why would she be in the back seat?? Did she drive herself to the parking lot, leave the driver’s seat and move to the back. Were there hesitation marks? How did she manage to inject three viles when she would passed out near instantly after the first vile.

How do they know its depression. Maybe she got dumped.

Kumbe wewe ni mtombi maiti? Haikosi unafanya kazi mortuary.

[SIZE=5]And how do you know this information? Is this something you are used to doing and then you tomba the STILL WARM corpse?[/SIZE]

Hiyo ketamine naweza pata wapi?

Mbwa hii just Google

Or she was just a junkie shooting up. Girls don’t commit suicide. They post messages on social media claiming they will as a cry for attention. If she she was overdosing probably on an addictive drug