10-year-old girl commits suicide in Likoni


Mombasa, KENYA: Police in Likoni, Mombasa have launched investigations over the death of a 10-year –old girl who allegedly committed suicide at their rental home in Mrima area Sunday evening.

The father of the girl told police that he found his daughter hanging on the door a few minutes after returning from the shop.

Police said the girl had requested her mother to accompany her to Nairobi so that she would be bought a present.

“She used a piece of cloth to hang herself, this is suicide but we are investigating the matter,” Likoni police boss Anthony Shimoli said.

He said the father of the little girl had left her at around 5 pm watching TV in their room and went to a nearby shop, only to come back and find her dangling lifelessly when he pushed the door open .

It is believed that her mother turned down her request to accompany her to Nairobi prompting the little girl to hang herself.

Her body was moved to Coast General morgue.