Boy, 11, commits suicide over TV channel dispute


Boy, 11, commits suicide over TV channel dispute

In Summary

  • It is believed an an argument over which television channel to watch ensued. He wanted to watch one channel while the cousin preferred another and it got heated.
  • When the cousin won the argument, he left the sitting room vowing to do something regrettable that would she would remember for life.

An 11-year-old boy on Sunday evening committed suicide after a dispute he had with his cousin over a television channel in Iriguini village, Kigumo, Murang’a County.

The Class Six pupil was left with her cousin while her mother attended to her business in Iriguini market.

It is believed an argument over which television channel to watch ensued. He wanted to watch one channel while the cousin preferred another and it got heated.

When the cousin won the argument, he left the sitting room vowing to do something regrettable that would she would remember for life.

When his mother returned from the market, she found her son hanging in his bedroom. The boy had hanged himself using pieces of cloth.

Kigumo OCPD, Mr. Ibrahim Mchuna confirmed the incident saying that the body of the deceased had been taken to Githumu mortuary.

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