Form 2 girl commits suicide due to pressure from father to perform better in school


A student at Bishop Gatimu Ngandu Girls High School in Nyeri County ended it all on Sunday morning.

Joan Mumbi, 19, was found hanging in the dormitory with a bed sheet tied around her neck as confirmed by Mathira West Deputy County Commissioner Charles Monari.

Monari said the girl, who was a mother of one, left behind a suicide note alleging that she committed suicide due to pressure from her father to perform better in school.

According to the suicide note, her parent’s separation was another factor behind her decision to kill herself. She added that that she had also requested to be transferred to another school.

The deceased was staying with her father while her child, whom she conceived while in Class Six, was living with her mother.

She is said to have committed suicide while the rest of the students were attending morning preps and Sunday Service.

The girl’s body was taken to Karatina Hospital mortuary as investigations into the incident continue.

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