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Shock as nine-year-old girl commits suicide

Grief has engulfed residents of Nthongoni Village in Nziu Location after a nine-year-old girl in the area committed suicide by hanging herself from a tree.

The Standard Three pupil at Nzauni Primary School in the area is said to have been living with her grandparents since her parents live and work in Nairobi.

Confirming the incident, Makueni OCPD, Benjamin Onsongo, said that on Saturday evening the girl’s grandmother found the lifeless body of her granddaughter dangling from a tree in their compound.


“We do not know the reason why she took her life but investigations are ongoing on why and how such a young girl could commit suicide,” Mr Onsongo said.

On Sunday, relatives and neighbors who flocked the home hinted that the young girl one could have been troubled but wondered why she took her life. The deceased’s body was taken to Makueni County Referral Hospital Mortuary.