19-year-old girl commits suicide over her father’s insistence to join University

Residents of Musukini village in Kitui have been left mouths agape after a 19-year-old girl committed suicide at their home.

The body of the girl identified as Hellen Mwendwa was discovered dangling from the roof of her bedroom by her mother at around 6 pm on Wednesday.

The mother who had an ounce of hope that her daughter could still be alive cut the noose but on checking the girl was already dead.

It has emerged that the Girl’s father had insisted she joins University in August this year since she completed Form 4 last year.

The girl left behind a suicide note indicating that her father had failed to listen to her and kept insisting she continues with her education.

“A suicide note recovered at the scene indicated that the deceased was lamenting her father’s actions of not listening to her and being adamant to take her to University having finished her O levels in 2022,” read the letter in part.

Her body was removed from the scene by the police and taken to Mwingi level 4 hospital mortuary pending autopsy.

Investigations into the shocking incident have begun.

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