A 10-year-old boy on Wednesday, February 24, committed suicide in Gatanga, Murang’a County.
The Grade Three pupil at Giteme Primary School, Kigoro sub-location, is reported to have killed himself after being sent home due to indiscipline case.
A report filed at Ndaka-ini Police Station says the school head teacher, Stanley Muturi, sent the pupil home at around 1:40 pm to fetch his guardian due to indiscipline issues. But he never came back.
The pupil was then found hanging from the branch of an avocado tree, behind his grandmother’s house.
The incident left villager in shock. The boy had reportedly no history of mental illness.
The body was taken to General Kago Hospital morgue in Thila, awaiting autopsy.