In Summary
  • The 16-year-old boy who was a student in a secondary school in Maralal, Samburu County.

  • Neighbours said the teenager had been pleading with his father to transfer him to a private school.

  • The student has been staying with his father after the death of his mother some years back.

A Form Two student is said to have committed suicide in Kwa-Kibathi village, Ol Joro Orok, Nyandarua County on Monday evening after his father failed to transfer him to a school of his choice.

The body of the 16-year-old boy who was a student in a secondary school in Maralal, Samburu County was found dangling on a rope in his parents’ house.

Police said they are investigating the incident.

According to OCPD Joseph Cheruiyot, preliminary investigations established that the teenager had picked a quarrel with his father the previous day.

The police boss said the quarrel is being treated as the main reason why the student might have been pushed into the act.

QUARREL WITH FATHER

“We understand that the deceased had picked a quarrel with his father and we suspect that the quarrel might have pushed him to commit suicide. We have, however, launched investigations to establish what drove him to commit suicide,” said the police.

Neighbours said the teenager had been pleading with his father to transfer him to a private school, saying his current school is located in a remote area, but his wish was not granted.

“He had refused to report back to school and was demanding that his father transfers him from the school,” said Miriam Mwangi, a neighbour.

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