A teacher in Embu has committed suicide after being rejected by his ex-girlfriend.

32-year old Dennis Mwaniki, popularly known as Mukono, ended his life on Wednesday February 7, leaving behind a note on  his funeral and burial plans, directing that he should be buried on Valentines Day.

He had also had posted on his Facebook account: “Evening members when you are stressed you just need one friend to share with, meanwhile I invite you to my function on 14/2/2024 welcome all.”

Erick Yego the Mbeere North Sub County commander said Nthawa MCA Sammy Tito made a report at the Siakago Police Station that the deceased was not picking calls from friends and family, and he had locked himself inside his house.

“The police rushed to the scene where they broke the door to gain entry to the house where they found the deceased lying on his bed with no physical injuries except blood and oozing white substance from the nose, they suspected a case of being poisoned by himself where sachets of insecticide were found and a suicide note,” Yego said.

“We took the body to Embu Level five Hospital where an autopsy will be conducted as the DCI start further investigations,” he added.

In a note left behind by the deceased, remarked that he could not envision seeing the girl fall in love with someone else hence the reason to take his own life. “Just decided to rest in peace. I have tried all means, but it has been in vain,” the suicide note read.

The deceased teacher further left contacts of the ex-girlfriend saying that she should be one to read his eulogy. Also he tasked his relatives to search if he had any kids elsewhere so that they could benefit from his estate.

The departed teacher asked the Embu County Assembly speaker Josiah Thiriku and Nthawa MCA to spearhead the funeral arrangements, he directed that a picture left in the house to be used in the programme.

The teacher remarked that he had spoken with 17 people about his relationship, but no one offered advice or tried to listen to him.

“I have pleaded with the ex-girlfriend, but all has fallen on deaf ears,” he said.

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