Gerald Mwangi, a photographer and an actor shocked family and friends when he committed suicide after posting a farewell post on Facebook.

The resident of Ngano village in Ol Jooro Orok, Nyandarua, wrote on his Facebook account to inform his friends and the world that he was about to end his life.

He also went ahead to invite all those who knew him for his burial should his body ever be found.

Fed up

In the suicide note posted on Facebook moments before his death, Mr Mwangi stated:

“I think my time in this world is over. I have been through enough but I am done. For those who know me well msikose kukam kunizika iwapo mwili wangu utapatikana. Niliwapenda nyote lakini Mungu akanipenda zaidi. (For those who know me well, don’t fail to attend my burial if my body will ever be found. I love you all but God loved me more)"

Switch off

According to a friend, Ms Monnique Mallens, Mr Mwangi stayed online for about five hours after posting the suicide note, maybe reading the responses from his “friends" before he switched off his phone.

"He posted and switched off his phone. We looked for him everywhere and since it was at night, we decided to search for him the following day, when we heard that his lifeless body had been found in Kinoo,” she said. “I used to act with him, and he was a close friend. He was so talented," added Ms Mallens.