A man jumped to his death in Nairobi on Monday afternoon after losing at least KSh15 million ( approximately UGX500 million ) while gambling at a casino.
The 40-year-old man, identified as Richard Wangai, jumped from the 7th floor of Adlife Plaza located near Yaya Centre in Nairobi’s Kilimani where the casino is located.
Police from Kilimani Police Station said the gambler arrived at the building at 4pm and remained there until 5pm when he killed himself by jumping from the top floor.
Police allegedly found some tablets in the deceased’s pocket before his body was moved to the City Mortuary.
Police have already launched investigations into the incident.
In a similar incident, a 27-year-old man from Kakamega County committed suicide and left a note blaming frustrations arising from unsuccessful bets as the reason for taking his life.
According to a police report, Meshack Keith Bwisa, an employee of the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) advised the youth and his family members to refrain from betting, saying it ends up impoverishing people.
Police who visited the scene said they found a jiko on the floor which had charcoal ashes, suggesting that Bwisa could have succumbed to carbon monoxide poisoning.
Relatives had not heard from him since Christmas Day and when they went over to his house to check on him, they found the door locked from inside.
The matter was reported to the police who broke down the door only to find his body lying on the bed.
Source: Nairobi news
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