Ugandan refugee commits suicide outside UNHCR offices in Nairobi

Editor’s Note: Original Post by Daily Monitor on 15 April 2020.

A Uganda refugee in Kenya on Easter Monday committed suicide outside the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) offices in Westland, Nairobi.

The 28-year-old Aneste Mweru, allegedly hanged himself after going days without food and when he went to the UNHCR offices, he was turned away. Sources said that out of frustration, he used a white scarf to hang himself on a tree on Waiyaki way.

Ugandan Embassy officials in Nairobi did not respond to media inquiries, saying they are yet to get details regarding the death. 

UNHCR office in Nairobi confirmed the death of the refugee and said they were saddened to learn of his demise.

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