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Shock in Murang’a as body of pupil, 13, found by mum in bedroom

By Boniface Gikandi | September 9th 2021

A 13-year-old girl from Gatanga, Murang’a County, died shortly after she was sent home on Tuesday morning.

Lucy Wairimu, a Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) candidate at Gathanji Primary School, is the second pupil to die in similar circumstances at the institution in the last two years.

Monica Wanjiku, an aunt, said she saw her walking home at around 7am. When she arrived, she did her assignments as ordered and requested her mother to accompany her to school.

But before they left, she went to her bedroom where she allegedly ended her life.

Murang’a County Police Commander Donatha Kiplangat said the mother found the body in the bedroom.

He said detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations were looking into the incident.

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