Mombasa girl commits suicide after mother refuses to take her to Nairobi

Monday November 27 2017

Girl commits suicide.

A noose. A 10-year-old girl committed suicide on November 26, 2017 in Likoni, Mombasa County, after her mother refused to travel with her to Nairobi County. PHOTO | FOTOSEARCH 

By MOHAMED AHMED
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Police in Mombasa are investigating the suicide of a 10-year-old girl in Mrima, Likoni.

The girl is said to have killed herself after her mother refused to travel with her to Nairobi for vacation.

SAD

Likoni Deputy OCPD Anthony Shimoli said the girl was in a sad mood the whole of Sunday after her mother left for Nairobi. She killed herself in the evening.

“The minor took a leso, which belongs to her mother, and put a stool near the door where she tied the leso and hanged herself,” Mr Shimoli said.

A relative, who asked not to be named, said the girl’s father had gone to a nearby shop in the evening and left the standard four pupil watching television.

“In less than five minutes the father was called by neighbours and told that his daughter has committed suicide. Everyone is still shocked here,” said the relative.

SHOCK

He said that after the girl’s mother left for Nairobi, her father promised to travel with her to the city on a later date.

“We are terrified by the incident. In fact, the mother is even planning to come back to Mombasa after she heard of the shocking incident as the family tries to come to terms with the death of the child,” added the relative.

Mr Shimoli said police are yet to get any leads on the incident.

“It is the father who alerted the police over the same and we are not holding any suspect right now but we have launched investigations. We want to get the finer details of the whole thing,” he said.


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