Shock as Two Students Die by Suicide in a Village in Mwingi in a Span of Four Days

June 21, 2022

By Lydia Gichuki

Residents of Mwingi Central for the past one week have been thrown into mourning and disbelief after two students, form four and class eight pupil, died by suicide.

The 20 years old Form four student at Kyanika Secondary School hanged himself in his father’s farm in Kathonzweni village in Mwingi Central sub-county.

The young man left a suicide note instructing that his body should be taken to school. However, he gave no clear reason for that, except that going to school made no sense.

Reports indicates that the boy had been transferred from Mbondoni Secondary school. Up to the time of his dismay, he had refused to go to school for two weeks.

In a span of four days, a 12 years old class seven pupil at Kyanika Secondary  school died by suicide in her father’s farm in Kavauni village of Mwingi Central sub-county.

Prior to her untimely dismay, the girl had had an argument with her mother after she refused to go to is alleged the mother had insisted she must go to school which further distressed the girl.

The two bodies were taken to Mwingi level 4 hospital morgue awaiting postmortem before burial.

In a similar incident, Joy Chepkoech Rotich,15, a class 7 pupil at Ng’endaptich primary school in Solai, Nakuru county lost her life after drowning herself in Solai lake.

According to senior chief Mark Mogotio of Ruiyobei location, the incident happened on Tuesday at around 6 am.

It is alleged that before her untimely dismay, the girl had disappeared from her guardian’s home where she was staying, on Monday night after the guardian raised concern over her dwindling performance in school.

Last month, nominated Member of Parliament David Ole Sanko’s son died by suicide. The 15-year-old Memusi Sankok shot himself using his father’s pistol.

It was alleged that the young man had an altercation with his father after he refused to go back to school.

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