The Suicidal scene outside UNHCR
The Suicidal scene outside UNHCR
A Ugandan refugee Aneste Mweru committed suicide outside United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) offices in Westlands.

The 28-year-old Aneste Mweru, dangled himself using a white scarf on a tree within the two lanes on the Waiyaki way.

Mr Mweru colleagues said he had argued of hunger before proceeding to ask for food donations outside the UNHCR offices.

“He left us where we were sleeping and proceeded to ask for food but the officers started beating him with sticks,” Jerome Sumbu, a refugee from Congo said.

However, police have launched an investigation over the Suicidal act. Police urged anyone with information regarding the man to report in any Police station within Nairobi.

Kilimani Sub-County Police Commander Lucas Ogara said investigations are underway to determine the circumstances that led to the death of the refugee.

“What we have confirmed is that he is a refugee. We don’t have many details for now, but we are pursuing the matter,” Ogara told journalists at Kilimani police station.

“Since the outbreak of coronavirus, nobody is willing to help us because we understand even Kenyans themselves have little for themselves, instead of UNHCR officials helping us at this time when everybody requires food, they choose to beat our friend,” another Somali refugee who wished not to be named said.

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