The police in collaboration with the county administration have launched an investigation into the death of a 12-year-old student, who is suspected to have committed suicide in a classroom at Sare Primary School in Awendo, Migori County.
At the same time, the local chief has called on parents to have regular conversations with their children so that they can know some of the challenges they are going through.
He said many children may have mental problems because of family issues among others. Without the attention and emotional support of their parents, they decide to commit suicide.
Ogweno said there is a need for children and adults to get important psychological support when they are under stress.
Migori County has had increasing cases of mental illness according to data from the county health department.