George Kori, a K24 TV journalist based in Molo, Nakuru County, is dead.
The body of the Mediamax employee was discovered dangling from a tree near his family’s Gatura home in Elburgon on Sunday, May 24.
Reports from colleagues indicate that Kori was reported missing on Tuesday, May 19.
The 34-year-old, the sources intimated, left his phone in his parents’ house and took a stroll to the farm but never returned home.
“Actually, his mother had gone to report of his missing son when she heard that a body of a middle-aged man had been found somewhere. She accompanied the police only to find it was her missing son,” said a colleague.
The journalist, who is suspected to have taken his own life, is said to have been battling depression. He had reportedly turned to alcohol to deal with his problems.
“Kori was suffering from depression and was on medication,” said a relative.
This affected his work as colleagues revealed today that he had not submitted any story over the last month.
Kori’s mother Nancy Njeri described her firstborn son as obedient, polite and disciplined.
According to her, Kori was an introvert who never shared his problems with anyone.
She said her son had indicated his intention to move out of the family home to find his own place.
“I have never quarrelled with him, he was a reserved person who never shared his problems with anyone. We last talked on Tuesday and he looked jovial, it was hard to know whether he had any problems being an introvert,” she added.
Kori’s body was moved to Elburgon Sub-County Hospital Mortuary as police launch investigations to unravel the mystery behind his death.