As Kenyans are still reeling in shock following the tragic story of a Meru National Polytechnic student taking her own life after being heartbroken went viral, new details have emerged.
In her eulogy seen on Thursday, March 7, Makena’s family claimed the 20-year-old student succumbed to liver and kidney complications. The family claimed Makena had been diagnosed with diabetes while in high school at Kaaga Girls and had responded well to treatment until February 25,
“The late Fridah lived and enjoyed a healthy life until she was diagnosed with diabetes while at Kaaga Girls. She managed her condition and overcame it by observing and adhering to her diet and doctors instructions,” it read.
According to her family, she had shown great signs of improvement after receiving treatment at Nkubu Consolata Hospital and Kiirua Hospital before she was taken ill.
This is contrary to initial reports that Makena took her own life after suffering a severe heartbreak after her boyfriend allegedly left her.
Screenshots doing rounds on the interwebs showed she was left contemplating suicide after learning her boyfriend, a student at the Cooperative University of Kenya was cheating on her.
The news hit her hard and WhatsApp conversations to friends indicated she was a devastated figure ever since.
They later became concerned after she failed to show up for an event she was expected to attend.
It was in the midst of the alleged fallout with her boyfriend that she shared the disturbing video where she swallowed tens of pills all at one sitting. Her death was confirmed on Friday, March 1, at the Consolata Hospital, Nkubu.