Secondary School Student commits Suicide


A student at Maseno secondary school in Kisumu county of Kenya, has reportedly committed suicide by jumping from the second floor of their dormitory.

Kisumu West area OCPD, David Nyabuto explained that the case was reported to them by the institution’s Deputy Principal, Mr John Okoth, after the student died while receiving treatment.

Nyabuto said:

“At around 4:00 am, the deputy principal received information from one student that while other students were about to wake up, he heard a loud thud of something falling from the second floor to the ground next to a window where his bed is located.”

It was gathered that the student rushed to check and noticed that a fellow student had fallen, and he called other students to help him save the life of their colleague before reporting to the deputy.

Nyabuto recounted that the deceased was rushed to Agha Khan hospital, where he succumbed to the severe head injuries he sustained while undergoing treatment.

A suicide note was recovered on his desk stating that his closest friend and a classmate to take possession of his belongings.

The OCPD urged students or anyone contemplating suicide to seek guidance and counselling.

“Nowadays, schools and institutions have people given the responsibility to do counselling, and the affected ones should consult with the guidance and counselling personnel to solve their issues,” he said.