Kenya: Anger as teenager commits suicide over ‘menstrual shame’

A school in Kenya has been shut down over the death of a pupil who committed suicide after she was embarrassed by her teacher for staining her uniform during menstruation. The 14 year old school girl hanged herself after she was shamed by her class teacher for having her menses and staining her uniform. According to the mother of the deceased her daughter’s teacher  called her “dirty” for soiling her uniform and ordered her to leave the class in Kabiangek, west of the capital Nairobi, last Friday. “She had nothing…

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