University student kills himself after losing Ksh.15,000 school fee in a bet

University student kills himself after losing Ksh.15,000 school fee in a bet

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A university student on Wednesday killed himself at Raila village in Langata constituency after losing his school fee to a betting scheme.

Brian Ongwae, 22, a student at Catholic University of East Africa (CUEA) had placed a bet of Ksh. 15,000, which was supposed to be his fees, with the hope of earning more cash but the deal hit a dead end.

Residents say that after the betting on Tuesday evening, where he subsequently lost his cash, the victim remained perturbed during the day and ended up locking himself inside his house and could be heard speaking to an unknown person.

Curious neighbours later went to his rented house in the area only to be shocked after they found his body dangling from the rooftop.

Muguimoini area chief George Mukuria said police officers arrived on Wednesday evening and assessed the house before taking the body to the City Mortuary pending an autopsy.

The deceased left a note addressed to his mother telling her to remain strong.

The administrator stated that it appears the deceased was depressed following constant loss of money to betting. He called on youth to desist from the practice to avoid such incidents.


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