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Police are investigating the authenticity of a suicide letter allegedly written by a university student. The two-page letter allegedly written by a student of Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology is addressed to parents and peers. 

Kakamega Sub-County Police Commander David Kabena said: “Attempted suicide is a criminal offence."

"We are treating the matter seriously having forwarded the same to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations for investigations.”

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In the letter, which made rounds on social media, the author said nobody was willing to help him deal with his many problems.

“It is with deep sorrow that I have decided to do what I want to do. It has been a long tireless struggle with no help from people. Since I joined this institution, no one has seen the importance of helping me,” reads the letter in part.

The author says he has become a burden to people to a point that nobody answers his calls.

“I have now seen it important to commit suicide and leave you in peace. I know such a decision will be painful to people, but all in all don’t worry because you never cared for me,” says the distraught author.

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In the letter he gives his family stern rules to adhere to during his burial.

“Don’t bury me in a coffin, just put me directly in the soil. If you never afforded to give me food, don’t also afford to buy a coffin,” he said.

“Don’t eat expensive meals.”

He directs his remains to be taken to church for a memorial service and that the convoy to his burial site not have more than three cars.