A county administrator in the Kitui County government was on Thursday rescued after a suicide attempt.

The county worker whose identity has been hidden to protect her is said to have taken a knife and stabbed herself in the abdomen attempting to take her own life.

Her daughter is said to have alerted neighbours who came to the house and called police.

Kitui county administrator attempts suicide with stab in the abdomen - OCPD Daniel Mumasaba confirms
Kitui county administrator attempts suicide with stab in the abdomen - OCPD Daniel Mumasaba confirms

Migwani OCPD Daniel Mumasaba confirmed the incident to reporters adding that investigations were underway to determine the details behind the case.

Deputy County Commissioner Hezron Koech accompanied the injured woman to hospital but refused to speak to reporters on the matter.

Former MCA Richard Muchesia commits suicide

In an unrelated case, former Isukha MCA Richard Muchesia committed suicide on Wednesday using his own licensed gun at his home in Ongata Rongai.

The ex-MCA is rumoured to have been very flashy with his gun with some incidents where he openly placed it o the table while at social spots to intimidate fellow revelers.

Muchesia also shot and killed a woman believed to have been his wife during the 4 a.m. incident.

Former Isukha Central MCA Richard Muchesia kills wife, shoots himself in Rongai, Kajiado County
Former Isukha Central MCA Richard Muchesia kills wife, shoots himself in Rongai, Kajiado County