Residents of Zivi village in Vihiga Sub County are in shock after a standard six pupil committed suicide under unclear circumstances.
Vihiga Officer Commanding Police Division (OCPD) Mr. Justin Nyagah confirmed the incident which was reported on Saturday morning.
“Preliminary investigations indicate the boy took his life on Friday night,” said Nyagah.
Family members who spoke to Kenya News Agency (KNA) said they were
shocked Saturday at about 8.30am upon discovering the deceased body,
which was dangling from the roof of his bedroom.
“The boy’s failure to join family members for breakfast raised concern,” said the father.
The father pushed open the bedroom’s window before he bumped into the gory sight which has left the family in shock.
The father sought anonymity due the fact the deceased’s brother was currently sitting for the on-going Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) at a school far away home.
The 13 year old boy took his life using a necktie.
According to the family, the boy who was a pupil at Hambale Primary School was unusually jovial the whole day on Friday and had not displayed any signs of distress.
“In fact after supper he went to his bedroom without showing any indications of a stressed person,” added the father.
Police officers removed the body to the Vihiga County Referral Hospital for postmortem.
Nyagah disclosed to KNA that police officers were chasing some leads to enable them unravel reasons behind the boy’s decision to take his own life.
Some of the deceased’s village playmates were being interrogated by the time of going to press.
Regretting the tragedy, Nyagah appealed to parents and guardians to closely monitor their children, especially during this long holiday.
“Parents should be close to their children in order to prevent similar incidents from occurring during this long holiday,” urged the OCPD.
By Maurice Aluda