Boy, 12, Commits Suicide after Being Denied TV Time


A 12-year-old boy on Tuesday evening committed suicide after his parents denied him access to watching television.

The class Seven pupil is said to have hung himself using a rope at Kiboya village in Nyandarua County, Kenya.

The deceased’s mother, Esther Wairimu reported to police that she had quarrelled with her son before he stormed out of their living room and rushed to his room, Nyandarua North Police Commander (SCPC), Timon Odingo told local media.

“Shortly after 10pm, the boy’s mother told police that she found his son’s body hanging from the rooftop of his bedroom. Police officers visited the scene and established that the deceased had actually committed suicide by hanging himself using a manila rope,” said Mr Odingo.

The police boss noted that they suspected that the boy could have been angered by his parent’s decision to deny him permission to watch television but noted that investigations had been launched.

“The matter is currently being treated as suicide. However, more investigations have been launched to establish what really transpired,” said the SCPC.


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