Class Five girl kills self in Embu after being scolded over poor grades

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A Class Five girl committed suicide in Embu county for allegedly being reprimanded over poor performance in examination.
12-year-old Grace Gatwiri hanged herself using a rope after being scolded on Tuesday evening after she performed dismally in her exam.
Confirming the incident, Kiamuringa sub-location assistant chief Ronald Njue said the girl became moody and looked affected by the scolding.
Njue said the girl left home for school on Wednesday morning, she carried a sisal rope and used it to play with other friends the whole day before retreating to a secluded place where he hanged herself.
“When the school closed in the evening, she separated herself from her friends and went to a secluded place where she climbed a tree and hanged herself,’’ said the chief.
Gatwiri’s body was found dangling on a tree near their home.
The administrator said the girl had left a note which was taken by the police officers who collected her body.
He cautioned parents against scolding children, saying what the pupil needed was guidance and not scolding.

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