Shock as a teenage Lamu girl on Friday 19 June killed herself after she allegedly found out that her boyfriend was cheating on her.
Police reports incated that the 19-year-old girl hanged herself inside the kitchen at their homestead in Faza village Lamu East on Friday 19 June.
Lamu East OCPD Emmanuel Okanda who believes the teenage girl ended her life over a love triangle stated, “We are still investigating but we understand the young lady had found out her boyfriend had another girl. She didn’t leave any note. We also understand she quarreled with some girls shortly before she took her life and we are looking into that too.”
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) at least 800,000 people commit suicide every year which translates to one suicide every 40 seconds.
WHO also revealed that the number of suicides reported in Kenya has increased by 58 per cent between 2008 and 2017 to reach 421.
This prompted the OCPD to call upon the teenagers to stop straining themselves in relationships that may fail forcing them to take reckless actions, no matter how painful the situation.
The teenage girl’s body was taken to the Faza Subcounty hospital for an autopsy examination.