it is never easy to loose someone you care for and Jane Mukami who is a fitness trainer learned that the hard way after he brother who was an ex-US military who was allegedly suffering from ptsd/post traumatic stress disorder committed suicide a few days back in America.
Jane took to social media to express her feelings and how she felt that the American embassy could have been of some help if they tried to assist her brother. She also insists on how they could have helped her brother if they could have found out a way to bring him back to Kenya.
This is her touching tell-all
My heart bleeds with sadness, but I’m more angry than sad. My brother committed suicide a few hours ago…he was 28 years old Ex-US military. I’m angry because ever since we discovered he had possible ptsd/psychological issues we reached out on numerous occasions to the VA, Cobb County police, Cobb County Court system, The Kenyan Embassy in DC, The US Embassy in Nairobi…everyone we possibly could asking for help. We needed their help because Stephen cut the family off 12 months ago and refused to communicate with us or anyone we knew of….he lived in total isolation and constantly texted about killing himself. I showed these texts to the police as I begged them to help us by checking him into rehab or do anything that would help get him back on track…all I got back was
“Sorry ma’am unless he does something drastic, there is nothing we can do”
“He is an adult we cannot force him”
“Unless he takes himself to get help we cannot be of help”
1 thing i know for sure is that had we found a way of getting my brother back to Kenya, he would still be alive. So now I ask America, Was him committing suicide drastic enough for you? I no longer have a brother, mom Mary Kingatua and Eddy no longer have a son, and all because laws + the system didn’t ‘allow’ us to step in and help. Rest In Peace Mitu…I’m sorry we failed you.