16-year-old girl takes own life after being asked to shave her hair as punishment

According to reports, a teacher asked a 16-year-old pupil at Langalanga Secondary School in Nakuru, Kenya, to shave her head before she committed herself.

She apparently unbraided her hair on the last day of the second term in mid-September, for which she was supposedly asked to shave it off.

The adolescent known as Shamamcy Wanjiru committed suicide on September 28, 2022, at her Kaloleni, California, home.

Her relative told the media;


“She came home on Tuesday and informed me that their class teacher had asked her to be accompanied by her parents. On Wednesday, we went to school and the teacher said she has to shave her hair. She got very furious about it.”


According to the family, Wanjiru left an apology letter to the said teacher before hanging herself.

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