Primary School Child Kills Self After Being Sent Out For School Fees
A 14-year-old boy has killed self for being sent out of school for school fees.
According to an investigation that was conducted by the police in Embu county, Kenya, Dickson Mwenda, a student at Kiriari Primary School in Kigumo Village and a candidate for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) exam this year, reportedly got home from school to find his mother caring for his other siblings.
Nelson Muturi, the area leader, claimed that he entered the room after telling his mother why he was arriving home early. Mwenda’s mother called for him to come out after seeing to his siblings so they could return to his school together, but he didn’t answer.
She entered the room only to find her son’s body dangling from the house’s rooftop. The woman then raised an alarm, attracting the attention of the neighbours.