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19 year old boy commits suicide

Police in Rachuonyo North Sub-county have launched investigations over the death of a 19-year-old boy who committed suicide over unknown reasons in Oboro village within Kawadhgone, Homa Bay County. The body of the deceased was found hanging on top of a tree a few meters away from his parent’s home this morning

The teenager, identified as Brian Ouya, worked at a quarry in the area.

Speaking to KNA, the Assistant Chief of Kawadhgone Sub-location, Ernest Ataro, confirmed the incident saying the boy had left his parent’s home last night at around 8pm after taking an evening meal only to be found dead this morning.

The Administrator stated that the deceased body was found dangling on a tree by his sister who was on her way to school before she raised an alarm which alerted the parents.

The reason for the suicide has not been established yet since there was no suicide note left behind.

This came three days after a grade four pupil from the same village committed suicide at his parent’s house under unclear circumstances.

Ouya’s body has been taken to Kendu Adventist Hospital Mortuary.

 By Lydia Adhiambo and Davis Langat



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