Form Three student dies at Tala Girls' High School

A body being loaded in a police vehicle. [Christopher Kipsang,Standard]

Police in Machakos County are investigating the death of a Form Three student of Tala Girls’ High School.

According to a police report seen by The Standard, the student’s body was found hanging from the roof of a dormitory on Wednesday, August 31.

Police said the 16-year-old student had earlier been reprimanded for allegedly stealing Sh2,500 and a box of pencils from her fellow student.

The girl admitted involvement, and asked to be allowed to go to the dormitory to retrieve the stolen items.

"The student took long to come back, thus making the deputy principal suspicious. The teacher, thereafter, proceed to the dormitory in the company of three other students, where they discovered the suspect hanging from the roof of the dormitory,” said a police report filed at Tala Police Station.

The teenager’s body was taken to Kangundo Level 4 Hospital morgue, pending autopsy.