Residents of Likoni in Mombasa have been left in deep shock after a 10-year-old girl committed suicide at their rental house in Mrima on Sunday.
The area police office are probing the incident after father, whose identity has not been disclosed, discovered her lifeless body dangling on the door after he returned from a shop.
Confirming the incident, Likoni police boss Anthony Shimoli said the school going child had requested the mother to accompany her to Nairobi to buy a gift before she used a piece of cloth to hang herself.
“She used a piece of cloth to hang herself, this is suicide but we are investigating the matter,” said Shimoli.
Shimoli said that the dad had left her watching television at around 5 pm only to find dead upon returning.
The deceased, a class four pupil, allegedly committed suicide after the mother turned her down.
Her body was transferred to Coast General morgue.