Shock and grief engulfed residents of Mununga Village in Mathioya, Murang’a County on Monday morning after a form three student committed suicide.
The body of Naftali Warui was found at around 6am dangling from the roof of a rented house at Munuga shopping centre in which he was living with his younger brother.
The deceased who was a student at Kihuro Secondary School is said to have woken up at 5am to prepare to attend early morning classes but unfortunately opted to take own life.His brother revealed how he woke up to see the body dangling from the roof.
He said that last night, the deceased was in good moods, raising speculations as to what could have pushed him to commit suicide.
Confirming the incident, Mathioya Deputy County Commissioner (DCC), Jamleck Mbuba said the two boys were under custody of their aunt who had rented them a house so they could study at the nearby institution.
He added the boy hailed from Mukurweini in the neighbouring Nyeri County and their parents separated forcing their aunt to go for them and support their education.
We are yet to establish what could have triggered the suicide of the young boy and we are in contact with his school head teacher to know his behaviour in school, added Mbuba.
The DCC said their aunt could not be traced, saying they are looking for her to establish reasons behind the suicide.
He added the boy was in school uniform at the time of committing suicide an indication that he had prepared to go to school.
The administrator decried increased suicide cases in the sub county, saying per month the area is reporting about three cases, which was alarming.
Two weeks ago we had a case where a middle aged mother committed suicide barely three months after his daughter also took her life by hanging herself, divulged Mbuba.
He vowed to lead other community and church leaders to deliberate what could be the forces behind numerous suicide cases.
The body was moved to Kiriaini Mission hospital mortuary for postmortem with Mbuba, saying security officers have launched investigations.
Source: Kenya News Agency