- A 16-year-old teenager in Kamkunji Nairobi took his own life after being enticed by a video game
- The game, is primarily aimed at driving the gamers towards taking their own lives
- NAIJ.com Gossip delved deep into the video game and what it is all about
Kenyans are still reeling over the news that a 16-year-old boy took his own life after playing a video game.
While many at first associated the death of the teenager to a gambling game, that was far from the case, as the game is primarily designed to coerce the participants to contemplate taking their own life.
NAIJ.com Gossip did some digging and gathered that the game, known as the ‘Blue Whale Challenge’ is classified into 50 stages, and each stage brings one closer to his demise.
From the beginning of the game, everything is as creepy as they come.
“I want to play the game. Are you sure? There’s no way back.” Is how the game begins.
The game entails participants completing a number of tasks over a 50 day period, with the final task involving one committing suicide.
One irony about the game is that the win is taking your own life. In other words, the grand prize of winning is taking your own life.
The latest victim of the devilish game was James Njenga, a student at the JG Kiereini Secondary School in Kiambu County, who fell for the game and ‘won the ultimate prize’.
In March, French Authorities had issued a stern warning to parents concerning the game which was hypnotizing students into suicide. According to reports, at least 100 teenagers have lost their lives through the game globally.
According to Njenga’s grandfather, a quick probe into his web history revealed that the his grandson had been googling some scary answers such as “How to tie a rope for committing su*cide’.
At 3 am in the morning, Njenga was found dead with a suicide note indicating that he had gone to heaven.
Similar cases have also been reported in Russia where the about 135 students have lost their lives through the game between 2015 and 2016.