A family in Molo, Nakuru County is in mourning following the tragic death of their ten-year-old son.

The boy, who was a class five pupil, took his own life at their home in Ndimu village. Elburgon Assistant County Commissioner Naftali Korir said the boy hanged himself on Monday morning.

According to the official, preliminary investigations indicate that the boy committed suicide after he was denied permission to travel to Nairobi for holidays.

They are, however, looking further into the incident.

“We haven’t established yet what drove the boy to that extent but we are investigating keenly,” he said.

The deceased’s body was taken to Elburgon Nyayo Hospital mortuary.