Sunday, May 24, 2020 – AK24 TV journalist based in Molo, Nakuru County, has committed suicide by hanging himself.
The body of George Kori, 34, was discovered dangling from a tree near his family’s home in Gatura, Elburgone, on Sunday May 24th.
According to a family member, the journalist, who had been battling depression, went missing on Tuesday, May 19th.
He’s said to have left his phone in his parents’ house and went for a walk but never returned home.
“Actually, his mother had gone to report of his missing son when she heard that a body of a middle-aged man had been found somewhere.”
“She accompanied the police only to find it was her missing son,” said a colleague.
“Kori was suffering from depression and was on medication,” said a relative.
Kori was the firstborn and according to his mother, Nancy Njeri, he was obedient, polite and disciplined.
“I have never quarreled with him, he was a reserved person who never shared his problems with anyone.”
“We last talked on Tuesday and he looked jovial, it was hard to know whether he had any problems being an introvert,” she added.
The media house that is owned by the Kenyatta family recently sacked 160 journalists after citing dwindling profits due to the adverse effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on the economy.
Sources intimate that Mediamax is set to lay off more staff next month.
The Kenyan DAILY POST.