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Bishop Gatimu Ngandu Girls High School plunged in mourning as a Form 2 girl kills self in school

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BY CORRESPONDENT ,NYERI,20TH MAY 2019-Bishop Gatimu Ngandu Girls High School in Nyeri County  is mourning the death of a form 2 student from the institution who committed suicide on Sunday morning.

According to Mathira West Deputy County Commissioner Charles Monari  who confirmed the incident, said the body of the 19-year-old girl, Joan Mumbi, was found hanging in the dormitory with a bed sheet tied around her neck.

The deputy county commissioner said  the girl, who was a mother of one, left behind a suicide note alleging that she took her life due to pressure from her father to perform better in her studies.

THe late Mumbi in her  suicide note found inside her desk in class, the girl also included her parent’s separation as a factor behind her decision to commit suicide, adding 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.

Police have launched investigation into the natter as the girl’s body is moved to  Karatina Hospital mortuary.

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