Head-teacher’s body found hanging from staff room roof


The body of a 35-year-old man was on Friday evening found hanging from a rope tied to the roof of Baraka Academy, a private primary school at Jambo area in Mathira East Sub-County, Nyeri County, Kenya.

The deceased has been identified as Joseph Mwangi Ngure, the school’s head-teacher.

Baraka Academy owner, Teresia Wanjugu Kareithi, in her report filed at Karatina Police Station at 6:23pm Friday, said her neighbour informed her that a foul smell was emanating from the school’s staff room.

Kareithi rushed to the institution and upon accessing the staff room, she found Ngure’s body hanging from a sisal rope tied to the roof.

“It is suspected that the deceased committed suicide,” police say.

Ngure was last seen in public by his landlord on Wednesday, August 26 at 9am.

The deceased allegedly separated from his wife recently.

“Ngure’s body had visible injuries on the left side of his neck and on his right cheek, when it was discovered. It is suspected that the injuries were caused by a wild animal, probably a rat,” reads a part of the police report filed under OB No. 43/12/4/2020.

The head-teacher’s body was taken to Karatina Sub-County Hospital morgue awaiting postmortem.


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