A Form Three student at Kapkiamo Secondary School in Baringo County committed suicide on Wednesday after killing her 6-month-old baby.
According to Citizen digital, Lucy Chelimo reportedly killed the baby boy after her mother declined to take care of the child while she continues with her education.
The neighbors claimed they noticed the child was missing since Monday and when they asked Chelimo she claimed to have taken him to his father.
The 16-year-old girl however took her own life at 5am by hanging herself on a tree outside their compound.
Neighbours blamed the girl’s mother for refusing to take care of the baby to allow her focus on her studies.
Police later arrived on scene and took the body of the baby which was buried in a grave a few meters away from the compound and transferred both bodies to Kabarnet mortuary.