An autopsy conducted on the body of Dr. Lydia Wahura Kanyoro, a post-graduate medical student at the University of Nairobi who died at the Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) parking lot has revealed she died from chemical poisoning.
A postmortem conducted on her body at the Chiromo mortuary on the evening of Tuesday, June 15, has revealed that most of her vital organs collapsed leading to her death.
The 35-year-old was a postgraduate student in Paediatrics at UoN’s School of Medicine in KNH. Her lifeless body was discovered at the back seat of her car on Saturday Afternoon, June 12.
George Onyango, the head of security at the school of medicine identified her and immediately reported the matter to Capitol Hill Police Station.
Police officers who responded to the scene retrieved three syringes, a vial (small glass) of Ketamine, a drug used in inducing anesthesia, and midazolam drugs.
"She was lying in the back seat and had injected a syringe on her left arm. Also found inside the car were vials of Ketamine and midazolam drugs,” police said.
She wrote a suicide note informing her relatives of where she was and what she was about to do, prior to taking her life.
“I am so so so so sorry but I don’t expect forgiveness. I am scared of dying but I am more scared of living," the note read in part.
Her death has since highlighted the growing concern of depression among medical students and practitioners.