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Student who committed suicide over unfaithful boyfriend to be buried today

In the last hours of her life, Fridah Makena was shattered and inconsolable. It was during those fraught last hours that Makena, an undeniably beautiful young woman, despairingly sent out a series of pleas for help disguised as goodbye messages to several of her friends.

“I am sorry but I can’t take it anymore. Kelvoh (Fridah’s boyfriend) is the last thing I wanted to lose. There’s no life without him. Suicide was the last thing I ever thought of but I give up. All the best and please don’t miss me,” Makena wrote to one of her friends as part of a longer emotionally charged message, which she concluded with a sad face emoticon.

A few minutes to 2pm last Friday, she messaged another of her friends on Whatsapp, telling him she did not want to live a second longer. Her friend consoled her, telling her she would overcome her problems and asked where she was. Makena replied: “I think I can’t. I have reached the end”.

Immediately after, Makena sent him a photo of nearly 20 white pills in an unwrapped brown paper, some which had spilled over onto a bed sheet.

Later that Friday, Makena took a video of herself as one by one, she popped the white pills down her throat, forcing them down with water she had held in a tumbler and moving away from the camera when she finished swallowing them.

Several hours later, she was reported dead.

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