The government last month gave a directive to close all schools in the country in a bid to help flatten the curve of the coronavirus (COVID-19), this has left a lot of children and teenagers idle in the village as was with the case of a 15-year-old girl who committed suicide after she was caught by her brother having sex with a 19- year-old teenager at Kolongoni village in Chonyi Sub County, Kilifi County.
The girl who was a class eight pupil and who was expected to sit for her KCPE exam this year was busted by her brother Joseph Ringa at her lover’s house where she fled t never be seen alive again.
Her lifeless body was later found dangling from a mango tree with a rope around her neck. Police from Kijipwa police station were alerted about the incident and the body was taken to Kilifi Level 5 hospital mortuary.
The brother, Joseph Ringa has been arrested for questioning over the incident.
Most primary and secondary school learners countrywide are idle as the digital and broadcast lessons under the government’s home-based learning initiative meant to complement school programmes during the unscheduled coronavirus break are yet to start.
The government has urged parents to engage the teenagers in productive activities and to monitor their internet and television access before they officially roll out the digital and broadcast lessons.