Residents of Kikuyu town, Kiambu county were met with shocking suicide news of a middle-aged woman, Cecy Gaitho, who supposedly committed the unthinkable 49 days after the death of her son.
She had earlier posted a heart-rending message eulogising her son who died due to an accident on a construction site.
Wisdom Martin Gaitho lost his life on the spot after being hit by a moving culvert that crushed his head.
“Today marks exactly 40 days since you grew wings. Nothing has been the same, the constant ache in my heart gets worse by the minute. I haven’t been able to come to terms with the loss and I keep looking outside, hoping you will come back,” read Gaitho’s heart-breaking comment on her Facebook page.
She continued on, saying how she had nothing more left to live for following her son’s untimely death.
“The better part of me died the day you breathed your last. I want to wake up beside you like you always did. I want to laugh at your jokes, smile at your brilliance, and do the many things we did together. For now, the emptiness continues to give me that glare. I hate the very thought of my existence while you lie six feet under. I miss you baby, so so much. You were my world, kibeti changu. I have nothing else left to live for. I want to protect you, hug you, chum your cute cheeks and tell you how much I love you. Even in death, I love you,” finished her post.
Gatho’s friends later concluded that she committed suicide due to depression, brought about by the death of her beloved child.