Shock as 6-year-old boy ‘commits suicide’

Police in Kilifi are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a 6-year-old boy, who is alleged to have committed suicide on Thursday, June 25.

The 10am incident happened at Fundi Hamisi Village in Ganda Ward in Malindi Constituency, Kilifi County, Kenya.

The boy’s mother, who engages in menial work, including washing people’s clothes at a fee, had left for work, when the incident happened.

The boy was playing with his age mates, when he entered their house and took long to rejoin his friends.

“When the children went into the house to look for their friend, they found his body hanging from a leso tied to a window sill,” Ganda Sub-Location Assistant Chief, Omar Mazoa, told K24 Digital.

It remains unclear what could have led to the 6-year-old boy’s suicidal ideation.

Police arrived at the scene and took the minor’s body to Malindi Level 5 Hospital morgue.

Investigations into the boy’s death have commenced.

The deceased was the first born child in his family. His mother has two other children aged 4 and 2.

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