A 16-year-old form one student is reported to have committed suicide using a mosquito net at Kachieng’ Opanga Village, Ramba Location in Rachuonyo East sub-county.
It is reported that John Odhiambo who was a student at Kandegwa Mixed Secondary School hanged himself at a neighbor’s house during his absence.
His body was found dangling on the net by some young boys who were herding cattle near the homestead.
“The boys saw that the door was wide open and decided to check when they saw the body hanging from the roof. He had used a mosquito net to hang himself,” said a resident.
Confirming the incident, the area Chief of Ramba Location Joseph Ndege said the reason behind the suicide is yet to be established.
“I have notified the police who are probing the death. I urge the family to be calm as investigations continue,” Ndege said.
He advised the residents against suicide and asked them to seek guidance and counselling when distressed.
The body was moved to Rachuonyo South Sub-County Hospital Mortuary for postmortem.