Depressed over lack of support, 60-year-old woman hangs herself in Kenya

July 30, 2020 (Thessherald)–A 60-year-old South Sudanese refugee, [name withheld] has hanged herself to death due to stress aggravated by a lack of support in Kaloboyei Integrated Settlement Camp, a small-sized area located adjacent to Kakuma.

“She’s a mother of five children, she committed suicide in Kalobeyei Village Two,” According to the children’s uncle, who was also an eyewitness.

Earlier reports indicated that the mother had quarreled with her children, chased them to sleep in one of her neighbor’s house, and stayed at home alone where she later committed suicide.

“It was her daughter who first came home earlier in the morning only to find her mother hanging lifeless. Police have taken the body to Kakuma 4 general hospital for testing and the body is to be buried today evening,”the source said.

Founded in 2016, Kaloboyei Integrated Settlement hosts thousands of refugees, most of whom come from South Sudan.

Its services are jointly overseen by the Kalobeyei Integrated Social and Economic Development Programme (KISEDP), headed by the Government of Kenya (GoK), the UNHCR, and partner agencies.

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