Politician Commits Suicide by Jumping From 6th-Floor Guest House

Johnson Kimani, alias Wakim, a businessman and former political candidate, reportedly leapt from the sixth story of his Githurai 45 building on Monday night, June 12.

The news of his death has shaken the family, who were still struggling to come to terms with his passing.

Wakim allegedly had financial difficulties months after losing the 2022 General Election.

The politician ran on the ticket of the Orange Democratic Movement (ODM).

However, police were investigating if the businessman jumped or was forced from the famed club and guest home.

Locals hurried to the scene to save the sufferer, but he apparently died on the spot, and his body was carried to the Kenyatta University (KU) mortuary.

On May 31, another political candidate said he was bankrupt after spending his wealth on the 2022 General Election.

“It is sad Kenya still does not have post-election guidance and counselling sessions for poll losers who are left to deal with their defeat,” a friend commented.

The deceased has left children and several wives.

Despite spending Ksh125,000 on campaigning and stepping aside for another candidate following nominations, the lawmaker claimed he was shortchanged by the United Democratic Alliance (UDA).

“I built some politician’s careers and helped them win but now they do not pick my calls as I try to recover my money,” he said.

Counsellors, doctors, and psychiatrists suggest that if you are having any mental health concerns, you should always get treatment. For assistance, use the Kenya Red Cross toll-free number 1199.