More information is unraveling after the death of a Ngara Girls’ High School student.
The school has come out to clear the air on the circumstances surrounding the death of Laurine Ekala.
The school stated on Tuesday that the Form One student, on September 15, 2022, is said to have jumped from the balcony of her dormitory.
“First Aid was administered to the student before she was rushed to Ladnan Hospital in Pangani. Her parents were contacted immediately and the mother arrived after which a decision was arrived at to transfer the student to the Aga Khan Hospital where she unfortunately succumbed. May Laurine’s soul rest in eternal peace,” read the statement in part.
According to police reports, Ms Ekale, 15, left behind a two-page note explaining the motive behind her decision to jump from the first floor of their dormitory.
Students who witnessed the jump said she went to the balcony of the dormitory at about 6 pm and slid off, landing on her head.
After being taken rushed to a local hospital, she was then transferred to Aga Khan Hospital, where she was subsequently declared dead. The student’s parents were informed.
According to a two-page note that was found on her, she made the decision to take her own life because she was having problems with her parents’ divorce.
She revealed how her life had been badly impacted by the breakup.
As part of the investigation into the event, police were called to the location.