Form three student dies by suicide after being punished
Family in Nakuru is in grief after their daughter commit suicide following a school punishment, shaving her hair.
A Form Three student Wanjiru Shamamcy at Langalanga Secondary School was found lifeless dangling from the roof in her grandmother’s house in Kaloleni Estate.
According to Jane Wairimu, grandmother, Wanjiru had been ordered by her teacher to shave after she and her friends were found undoing each other’s hair at school.
“She was given the punishment on closing with other 13 girls. The school reopened on Wednesday but they had not shaved,” said Wairimu.
According to a letter from the principal the girl was sent back home for her guardian with a view of discussing the matter.
On the said date, Wanjiru was escorted to the school by her aunt who met the teacher and other parents whose children had been sent home for the same reason.
School Principal maintained that they had to shave for them to be allowed back as it was against the school rules for them to undo their hair while in class.
The parents are said to have left the institution with their children, some of them agreeing with the directives as others resisted.
Aunt to the decea said that she gave her money and told her to shave as she had agreed to do so in a way she would be comfortable and acceptable by the school.
I was shocked to come back and find that she had not shaved and had committed suicide