Boy, 13, kills himself after missing out on his secondary school of choice


Boy, 13, kills himself after missing out on his secondary school of choice

In Summary

  • The boy locked himself inside their house and hanged himself using a bed sheet and they had a hard time breaking down the door to even try and save him.
  • Mr. Mutuiri recalls his son being in a happy mood after going through circumcision and an impressive KCPE performance but all that changed when he received his acceptance letter.
  • According to him, his son was accepted to a school not of his choice and was angry about it but he never thought he would result to suicide.

The parents of a 13-year-old boy are mourning the death of their son after he killed himself by hanging after he failed to land the school of his choice.

The boy’s father Lawrence Mutuiri said the boy, who scored 313 marks in the just released Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) at Rwang’ondu Primary School, hung himself using a bed sheet inside their home in Kagio, Kerugoya County.

Mr. Mutuiri recalls his son being in a happy mood after going through circumcision and an impressive KCPE performance but all that changed when he received his acceptance letter.

According to him, his son was accepted to a school not of his choice and was angry about it but he never thought he would result to suicide.

The boy locked himself inside their house and hanged himself using a bed sheet and they had a hard time breaking down the door to even try and save him.

Confirming the incident, Kirinyaga West sub-county Deputy County Commissioner Moses Ivuto said there are many suicide cases happening in Ndia Constituency and the trend is worrying.

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