A standard six pupil left residents of Nyosia village in Nyaribari Chache in shock after committing suicide over his family's poor living conditions.
The parents of Kaisa Okari, 14, discovered his body hanging in his bedroom on Wednesday morning.
Residents who responded to the news asked in low tones why the boy took his own life.
The class six pupil of Nyosia Primary School in the Kisii constituency had not shown any signs of being disturbed when he returned home at about 4pm on Tuesday.
One of the neighbours said the boy had earlier complained that his parents had failed to meet his school needs despite them earning cash from the family's tea farm.
His father Francis Okari said his death is mysterious considering they had supper together and that he seemed fine.
"I cannot really tell what happened to my son because we took supper together as a family the other night."
Nyosia head teacher Dennis Omari said the news was shocking and this was the second learner to die in a week.
The first pupil was hit by a speeding car.
"As a school, we are saddened by the death of such a young boy. This makes two the number of pupils my institution has lost," Omari told The Star at the home.
"I am urging parents to provide their children with all they need for education because that is the only way they can guarantee them a better future."
Area assistant chief William Ombasa they believ Okari committed suicide because his parents neglected him.
"How can parents let a child sleep in a room that has no mattress or blanket and expect him to perform well in class?"
have been rampant across the country in the past few months.
Three days ago, a standard six pupil committed suicide at her grandfather's home in Nyatike .
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