Tragic:A headteacher in Nyeri hangs self in school staffroom

The body of the 53-yeard-old tutor identified as Ngure Mwangi was discovered after residents neighboring the school alerted the area chief after reporting a foul smell from Baraka Academy in Karatina town where the deceased taught|COURTESY

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BY  JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,29TH AUG 2020-The school headteacher at Baraka Academy in Nyeri has committed suicide at the school’s staff-room under unclear circumstances.

The matter was reported by the school owner Teresia Wanjugu who had been alerted by a neighbor that a foul smell was coming from the school.

She rushed to the school where she found the door to the staffroom ajar.

The body of the 53-year-old Joseph Mwangi was hanging from the roof on a sisal rope tied around his neck.

Police officers alerted to the matter visited the scene where they confirmed the incident, with preliminary investigations pointing at suicide.

The body of the 53-yeard-old tutor identified as Ngure Mwangi was discovered after residents neighboring the school alerted the area chief after reporting a foul smell from Baraka Academy in Karatina town where the deceased taught|COURTESY

The body had visible injuries on the neck and the left side of the face with police officers saying the injuries may have been caused by an animal, probably a rat.

The deceased was last seen by his landlord on Wednesday around 9am and is said to have recently separated with his family.

The body was removed to the Karatina Sub-county Refferal Hospital Mortuary pending an autopsy.

Until the time of going to press detectives from Mathira East were still  conducting investigations into the matter.

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