More than half of Kenyans who visit different hospitals in the country turn out to be suffering from depression and related ailments this is according to the latest statistics from the Kenya Medical Association (KMA).
The statistics, further show that for every four Kenyans one suffers from mental health a complication that results to early death with few efforts being made to combat the disease.
This emerged when the association met for its 51stannual conference where details emerged that depression had turned to be a killer disease second to road traffic accidents.
Addressing the press during the conference in Naivasha, KMA Vice President Professor Lukoye Atwoli said cases of depression were on the rise with the middle aged Kenyans being among those
affected.Lukoye said the government was not taken keen on its spread noting that it was killing more Kenyans than the normal diseases common among them.
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