A 16-year old in Bariongo County on Wednesday committed suicide moments after killing her 6-month-old baby.

Lucy Chelimo, a form three student at Kapkiamo Secondary School in Baringo is reported to have taken the step after her mother declined to take care of her grandchild while she continues with her education.

The girl committed suicide in the early hours of Wednesday morning with neighbours who flocked the compound blamed the girl’s mother.

Police exhumed the body of the baby which was buried in a shallow grave a few metres from where the girl’s body was hanging from the tree.

The girl’s body was also brought down and taken to Kabarnet mortuary.

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