Doctor Fredrick Muoki Wambua Dies By Suicide In Machakos Over 'Unemployment'
Doctor Fredrick Muoki Wambua dies by suicide in Machakos over 'Unemployment'

On Friday of the previous week, the dead corpse of a Kenyan doctor who was 33 years old was discovered swinging in his residence in Kangundo, Machakos County. The police think that the person who died killed himself with no external force.

A friend of Dr. Fredrick Muoki Wambua's went to check on him at his home after he had not answered his phone or responded to any of his friends' or colleagues' messages or calls for a couple of days. They found him dead.

It is believed that Dr. Wambua, who had only just ended his internship at the Kangundo Level 4 Hospital, had left behind a letter for his sister in his suicide note.

A source from the police department who didn't want to be named because of how sensitive the situation was said that the dead man said that he took his own life because he was in debt to friends and to online mobile loan applications, and he was also unemployed.

However, more research is being conducted to determine the exact cause of death.For now, the funeral and burial have been set for February 3, 2023.

Dr. Teryl Beth, who was a personal confidant of the departed and who worked with him during their internship stay at the Kangundo Level 4 Hospital, remembers him as a guy who was both conscientious and joyful. She says that he was always willing to help others.

Dr. Beth made note of the fact that Dr. Wambua stayed in Kangundo at the completion of their internship, but she and the other members of their group had relocated away from Kangundo.

"He contacted me the previous weekend just to check in on me and informed me that he was having trouble making ends meet, which is exactly the scenario for the most of us since we are all jobless."

"He wanted to know how I was doing. He asked me whether I had secured a job in Homa Bay, and I told him that I hadn't.

"After I informed him that I hadn't, he asked me to let him know if I heard about any work opportunities, and I assured him that I would," she said.

"Fred was a happy-go-lucky person who never stopped smiling and had an amazing spirit. He was an excellent physician, and if you were on the same shift as him, he would conscientiously do his duties without causing you any frustration.

Since then, the Kenya Medical Practitioners, Pharmacists, and Dentists Union (KMPDU) has sent their condolences over the death of the doctor. They said that his death shows how many professionals in the country are struggling because of unemployment.

In a press conference on Tuesday, KMPDU Secretary General Dr. Davji Atellah said that the organization is "deeply saddened by the untimely and unfortunate death of our young colleague, Dr. Muoki Fred Wambua, who died by suicide on January 27, 2023, in Kagundo, Machakos County, after struggling for months to find a job."

"Dr. Muoki defined his hopelessness at not being able to find employment and the sorrow of watching his poor family battle months after he completed his internship at Kangundo Level 4 Hospital in a note that he left for his sister before committing suicide," the note read.


He went on to say that Daktari was a representation of "hundreds of our bright brothers and sisters who, after struggling for years training to be medics, have found themselves either unemployed, underemployed, or working under precarious contracts that do not offer them similar benefits as their older colleagues."

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