Senior US embassy official commits suicide after days of self-isolation.

A senior US Embassy official who had been posted to Nairobi as the head of security has taken his own life in his hotel room in Gigiri. The deceased had arrived in the country a few days ago to take up his new assignment but failed to report to his duty station.

Before killing himself he is said to have been in self-isolation since his arrival in the country. His colleagues visited his hotel room after failing to reach him on phone. Since the door was locked from inside, his colleagues broke it open to find his lifeless body hanging and a suicide note left behind.

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