Blue Whale Challenge Causes Nairobi Student Jamie Njenga to Hang Himself


A 16-year-old boy committed suicide in Kamukunji area, Nairobi, after playing an online game dubbed ‘Blue Whale Challenge’ that has been reported to encourage youngsters to take their lives.

Jamie Njenga, a Form Two student at JG Kiereini Secondary School in Kiambu County, hang himself on the balcony of a hotel owned by his grandfather James Njenga which is located in Nyamakima area in Nairobi’s downtown.

“When police were called to the scene, they found the body hanging on a rope on the balcony of the family house. There was no suicide note but we were informed that he was influenced by some online game. The body was then taken to the mortuary,” Nairobi Police Commander Japheth…

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