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Girl who sat this year’s KCPE commits suicide

NYANZA
By Stanley Ongwae | April 8th 2021
The girl, who sat the 2020 KCPE at a Nyamira primary school, committed suicide by hanging. [File, Standard]

A 15-year-old girl from Nyamira County, who sat the 2020 KCPE, committed suicide on Wednesday, April 7 for reasons yet to be known.

Esther Kemunto Omaya, a resident of Nyagetugo Village in Manga Sub-County, ended her life by hanging. The deceased sat her Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exams at Kiabira Primary School.

Her body was discovered hanging from a sisal rope tied to the roof of a store near her parents’ house, Manga Sub-County Gabriel Mwangangi told Standard Digital.

The deceased’s brother said Kemunto committed suicide shortly after lunch. No suicide note was found.

Kemunto’s body was taken to Kisii County Teaching and Referral Hospital morgue.

“My sister had not shown any signs of depression. She was always jovial,” said Kemunto’s elder sibling.

Authorities in Nyamira have expressed concern over the increased cases of suicide in the county.

“Families should be sensitised on how to handle depression,” said Nyamira County Commissioner Amos Mariba.

“If depression can be detected early, then deaths can be averted,” he added.

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