Sick man jumps seven floors down to death at KNH

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The main block of the Kenyatta National Hospital

Police are investigating an incident in which a man allegedly committed suicide by jumping from the seventh floor of Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH), Nairobi.

The patient identified as Timothy Kinuthia, 22 had been a patient at the hospital before the incident happened on March 2 at about 1 am when most patients were asleep.

He had been admitted to ward 7B on the seventh floor of the hospital when he jumped to the ground floor and died on the spot upon landing on the pavement. Security personnel at the hospital said they heard a loud bang on the ground floor and on checking, they found the patient had already died.
They called the police who processed the scene and moved the body to the mortuary.

The hospital is yet to issue a statement on how long the patient had been at the facility.

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