A 16-year-old boy on Thursday committed suicide in Subukia, Nakuru County after learning that his father will not be able to pay for his school fees.

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Peter Kaberia Mbugua hanged himself after his father told him that he could not afford to pay school fees to a secondary school he was placed by the ministry.

The father told Mbugua that he was not in a position to pay school after his son was called to join Mama Ngina Secondary School in Nakuru but instead will look for a different school that is cheaper.

Subukia OCPD Edward Imbwaga who confirmed the incident said they suspect the minor who used a rope to kill himself committed suicide after he was told he could not join Mama Ngina.

The father told his son who scored 352 out of 500 in his KCPE exams last year that he might secure admission at Kieni Secondary School in Nakuru.

The father when he came home later was shocked to find his son hanging inside the house after tying a rope to the roof.

Speaking to the media, Imbwaga said investigations into the incident are ongoing adding that the boy did not leave behind a suicide note.

“When the boy’s father returned home in the evening, he found Mbugua’s body hanging from the roof,” said Imbwaga as quoted by k24tv.co.ke.

The body was taken to Nyahururu County Referral Hospital mortuary.