Lobei village near Robert Junction on the outskirts of Lodwar was shocked on Thursday when a class seven student reportedly hanged himself.
Her mother, Dorcas Smith, said the 1.3-year-old a Harmony Academy student hanged himself at home after he worried about his second-term performance.
Mrs. Asmit asked him to show the report card because the school had closed on Wednesday.
I determined that he scored 198, which is low compared to the previous results between 230 and 250. I asked him why he dropped and told him he should do better next term. Then I went to my mother’s place next door,” she said
An 11-year-old boy was found dead in Kaitheri village of Kirinyaga district on Sunday and is believed to have committed suicide.
The body was found hanging from the roof of his parents’ house in the morning.
His mother said she was at the local hotel where she worked when she was told of her son’s death. She said she suspected murder and asked the Department of Criminal Investigation to look into the matter.
A student in Mombasa killed herself after being told she had to repeat a class.
The body of a 14-year-old student was found hanging from the ceiling by his sister. She was a pupil at Amani Primary School in Jomvu, Mombasa. She didn’t want to go to school because she was asked to repeat class Six.
Education CS George Magoh has repeatedly warned against forcing students to repeat classes.