Finance officer suicide linked to depression
SEE ALSO :Senior county official kills selfThe attendant told the hotel manager who then tried to call Jepkoech's phone, which was picked by her parents. The parents said Jepkoech had left her phones at home. The hotel manager called officers from Langas Police Station who broke into the room where they found her dead. As the news of Jepkoech’s death spread, disturbing details of her life emerged. Her colleagues and close friends, who described her as a whizkid with the Integrated Financial Management Information System and internet banking, blamed a troubled relationship with her boyfriend. They claimed she was suffering from depression after being abandoned by the father of her six-month-old son.
SEE ALSO :Policeman commits suicide in DagorettiJepkoech’s friends claim she had invested a lot of money in her boyfriend. Medical leave “The assembly granted her medical leave after her maternity leave on the basis of depression; several colleagues had reported that she had spoken of suicide,” said Mr Kiptoo. Assembly Clerk Isabella Maiyo, who followed Jepkoech's medical condition closely, said she was a disturbed woman. “Jepkoech has been on treatment for a mental disorder; she was scheduled for a medical review a day after she went missing,” said the clerk.
SEE ALSO :Officer shoots wife dead after tiffThe finance officer was among five officials summoned to appear before the Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) for questioning on misappropriation of county assembly funds. “The clerk who received the EACC summons was yet to serve Jepkoech owing to her mental state, and cannot speculate if information about the summons may have leaked to her,” said Kiptoo. Jepkoech was also the subject of an audio recording that was circulated on popular social media forums in Nandi. The recording accused her of enriching herself and her family using county assembly funds, and listed several properties allegedly acquired through graft. The county assembly speaker and clerk called for thorough investigations into Jepkoech's death.