By Jakowiti Atwech
A pupil in Kisumu County who sat for her KCPE last year and had received an admission letter to join high School wrote a suicide note after realizing that her parents could not afford to raise the required fee for the year.
The 13-year-old pupil scored 391 marks in the recently released KCPE examination results at Xaverian Primary School and invited to join Asumbi Girls High School decided to write a suicide note upon realising that her parents could not afford the Ksh.53,544 fee required for the year.
- “I know it is not the only way to solve this problem, but it is the best option for me to take,” read the suicide note.
The girl’s mother, who leaves in Nyalenda slums, Kisumu, Lucy Emily Ombok, told the press that her daughter has appeared troubled since the release of the KCPE results.
The family has since however managed to inform her former school teachers to talk to the girl even as they continue to plead for help from well-wishers.