Residents of Malindi village in Nyamira County are mourning the death of a boy who hanged himself using a mosquito net on Saturday.
Area assistant chief Evans Nyamato confirmed the incident which has reportedly left residents in a rude shock.
Mr Nyamato said the deceased, Benson Omende, committed suicide after a disagreement with his mother.
“Benson has been a good boy in the village. He had a disagreement with his mother something that angered him. He locked himself inside a room where he has been sleeping and hanged himself,” said the administrator.
Nyamato said the body of the deceased was discovered in the house by a neighbour’s son.
“His body was found hanging from the roof of the house by a neighbour’s son who had gone to check on him. An alarm was raised to attract members of the public,” he stated.
The administrator regretted that cases of suicide among locals in the area are at the peak. He urged parents to advise their children and not to offend them.
The body of the deceased was moved to Nyamira County hospital morgue.