A family in Homa Bay County is mourning after their standard seven daughter committed suicide under unclear circumstances.
The 15-year-old pupil of Nyabwacheche Primary School killed herself using a rope which she tied to a tree.
Her father Maurice Nyamweya found the body dangling from the tree in their farm, a few meters away from their home on Saturday evening.
According to the area Chief Tobias Opiyo, the deceased had been sent by her stepmother to harvest vegetables in the farm.
But she took longer than expected before returning home. The delay prompted Mr Nyamweya to follow her before he came across the body.
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Opiyo said the girl never left any note to indicate why she decided to take away her life.
“Her parents have reported that the girl never showed any signs of distress. The reason behind the suicide is unknown,” Opiyo said.
The minor’s body was taken to Kirindo MED 25 morgue.
The chief called on parents and guardians to create a friendly atmosphere to enable their children share problems with them.
“Parents and their children should be free to one another to create an environment for sharing problems. This is one of the ways for preventing cases of suicide in the society,” Opiyo said.