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Residents of Muteithia village in Maraigushu were left in shock after discovering the lifeless body of a class six boy hanging from a tree.

The 13 year old only identified as Kimani was a student at Koinange Primary School.

The boy committed suicide after falling out with his parents.

His body was found hanging from a tree within the family’s compound hours after refusing to report to class for the first term.

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There were conflicting reports over the cause of the bizarre incident with some relatives indicating that the minor was against a move to repeat class.

However another quarter indicated that the deceased had told his parents that he was no longer interested in going back to school.

Emotions ran high following the Wednesday afternoon incident as the parents who were not in tried to come to terms with the loss of their second born son.

A neighbor only identified as Kimani said that the minor had in the past repeated class over his poor performance a move that adversely affected him.

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Kimani told of their shock after they were informed about the suicide by the deceased kin who were also in the house.

“The siblings say that deceased left them inside the house before they found his body dangling from a tree within their compound,” he said.

Naivasha OCPD Samuel Waweru confirmed the incident adding that the body had been collected and taken to the area mortuary.

“We have opened an inquest file as it’s the norm following the suicide incident and this will help us in our investigations,” he said.