A somber mood engulfed a family in Meru after a standard one pupil killed himself in unclear circumstances.
The boy was found dangling from a rope at a tree just some few meters away from his parents’ home in Kimongoro village.
The pupil is said to have left school in the evening but did not arrive home. His worried mother went searching for him and was in shock when she saw the lifeless body of her 10 year old son.
Igembe police boss confirmed the incident and said it is still not clear what drove the young boy to take his life. There are suspicions that the boy may have killed himself after constant assault by his father.
However, a different theory to the death indicates that the boy may have ended his life after severe depression over the constant quarrels and fights between his parents.