KCPE top performer pens suicide note as parents unable to raise Ksh.50K school fee


KCPE top performer pens suicide note as parents unable to raise Ksh.50K school fee

In Summary

  • The girl, who was a pupil at Xaverian Primary School in Kisumu Central, had received an admission letter from Asumbi Girls and was expected to join her new school in early January 2020.
  • The student, who hails from a humble background, upon realising that her parents could not afford the Ksh.53,544 fee required for the year, wrote a suicide note.

A family in Nyalenda slums, Kisumu County, is on high alert after their 13-year-old child who scored 391 marks in the recently released Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examination results allegedly wrote a suicide note.

The girl, who was a pupil at Xaverian Primary School in Kisumu Central, had received an admission letter from Asumbi Girls and was expected to join her new school in early January 2020.

The student, who hails from a humble background, upon realising that her parents could not afford the Ksh.53,544 fee required for the year, wrote a suicide note.

“I know it is not the only way to solve this problem, but it is the best option for me to take,” read the suicide note, as seen by Citizen Digital.

The girl’s mother, Lucy Emily Ombok, told the press that her daughter has appeared troubled since the release of the KCPE results.

The family has since however managed to inform her former school teachers to talk to the girl even as they continue to plead for help from well-wishers.

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