Nominated MP David Ole Sankok's son commits suicide

Nominated member of parliament David Ole Sanko’s son has committed suicide.

MP David Sankok

Nominated member of parliament David Ole Sanko’s son has committed suicide.

According to the police, 15-year-old Memusi Sankok shot himself using his father's pistol on Monday afternoon.

The young Sankok committed the act after taking the pistol from a safe in his father's bathroom in their home in Ewaso Nyiro, Narok county.

He was alleged to have shot himself under the chin and the force of the bullet was said to have penetrated and exited through the right side of the teenager's head.

The remains of Memusi Sankok a form four student at Kericho high school have been transferred to the Narok county referral hospital as investigations into the incident began.

The pistol used by the legislator’s son has also been taken by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) officers for ballistic assessment.

According to the DCI in Narok, Memusi had an argument about reporting back to school even after being given all the necessary resources.

Memosi was authorized by the father to leave home for school by end of Monday, May 2, instructions he failed to adhere to.

The DCI has commenced investigations on the incident which has left neighbors startled. The family is also yet to speak about the incident.

Editor's Note: Help is available, your life is valuable and you are not alone. Should you be struggling, don't hesitate to reach out to:-

  1. Befrienders Kenya suicide prevention hotline +254 722 178 177
  2. Niskize suicide prevention helpline 0900 620 800 or +254 718 227 440.
  3. Emergency Medicine Kenya Foundation's suicide prevention and crisis helpline 0800 723 253 (Free, nationwide service)

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