Migori Teacher Kills Self at School Parade Ground

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Students of a mixed and boarding Secondary School in Migori County were shocked after finding one of their teachers dangling on a tree at their parade ground.

In a statement shared by police on Tuesday, September 12, the teacher allegedly had an argument with his wife after which, he retreated to a local bar.

After his drinking escapade, the teacher went to school, where he was allowed in by security guards, who were not aware that the teacher harboured intentions of killing himself.

“He walked into the school compound at night, and went to the parade ground where he took his own life,” the police statement read in parts.

A contingent of Police Officers conducting arrest on September 26, 202.

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National Police Service

The body of the teacher was discovered in the morning as students prepared to start their lessons.

“Preliminary investigations revealed that he had quarrels with his wife before committing suicide. The teacher had been commuting from his rural home to school,” the police statement read in parts.

According to the police, the Secondary School teacher never went back home but was seen in the company of friends at the local market.

“Prior to that evening, he was seen making several calls possibly in arguments with his caller believed to be the wife who told him not to come home if he was drunk,” the statement claimed.

Migori police officers rushed to the scene, and retrieved the teacher’s body and transported it to a public mortuary at Migori County Referral Hospital, awaiting autopsy.

Consequently, the investigators also recorded statements from the students who discovered the body and school administrators who reported the matter to the police.

As part of the ongoing investigation, police officers are expected to visit the teacher’s home in order to record a statement with the wife.

Anyone having suicidal thoughts is advised to seek psychological assistance from experts including Clerics and Psychologists. Some helplines in Kenya that offer support to people who are having suicidal thoughts include Emergency Medicine Kenya Foundation (EMKF): 0800 723 253.

Befriend, is a charitable organisation focusing on suicide prevention by offering free emotional support to those experiencing distress.  

Befriend’s contact is +254 722 178 177 while their email address is, [email protected]

A photo of police officers engaging in a discussion outside a police station on June, 2019.

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NPS



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