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Hundreds of parents launched furious protests against a school after a girl committed suicide because she was embarrassed because she had her period

Furious protests in Kenya as a schoolgirl, 14, commits suicide & # 39; after being embarrassed in class by a teacher & # 39;

  • The 14-year-old hung herself after being embarrassed in class because of her period
  • She became & # 39; dirty & # 39; named because of the soiled uniform, but had no sanitary pads
  • About 200 parents protested outside the school – five were arrested
  • Kenya has adopted the 2017 law to provide free sanitary pads for school girls, but not all schools have adopted policies
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Hundreds of parents have protested furiously against a school after a girl committed suicide because she was embarrassed because she had her period, it is reported.

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The 14-year-old Kenyan schoolgirl hung herself at home after being allegedly humiliated for her class.

Her mother said a teacher told her & # 39; dirty & # 39; because she had soiled her uniform and told her to leave the class in Kabiangek, west of the capital Nairobi.

& # 39; She had nothing to use as a path. When the blood stained her clothes, she was told to leave the classroom and go outside, & the mother said in the Kenyan media.

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Hundreds of parents launched furious protests against a school after a girl committed suicide because she was embarrassed because she had her period

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Hundreds of parents launched furious protests against a school after a girl committed suicide because she was embarrassed because she had her period

She said her daughter came home and told her mother what had happened, but when she went to get water, she took her own life.

About 200 parents protested outside the school on Tuesday in response to the news, blocking a road and breaking one of the school's gates.

The police used tear gas before five arrests were made. According to reports, the school has been closed since the protests.

Alex Shikondi regional police chief said the circumstances of the girl's death were being investigated.

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The school's director declined to comment.

The police used tear gas before five arrests were made. According to reports, the school has been closed since the protests. Alex Shikondi regional police chief said the circumstances of the girl's death were being investigated

The police used tear gas before five arrests were made. According to reports, the school has been closed since the protests. Alex Shikondi regional police chief said the circumstances of the girl's death were being investigated

The police used tear gas before five arrests were made. According to reports, the school has been closed since the protests. Alex Shikondi regional police chief said the circumstances of the girl's death were being investigated

In 2017, Kenya adopted a law that & # 39; free, sufficient and high-quality sanitary pads & # 39; must be provided to every girl in school

In 2017, Kenya adopted a law that & # 39; free, sufficient and high-quality sanitary pads & # 39; must be provided to every girl in school

In 2017, Kenya adopted a law that & # 39; free, sufficient and high-quality sanitary pads & # 39; must be provided to every girl in school

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In 2017, Kenya adopted a law that & # 39; free, sufficient and high-quality sanitary pads & # 39; must be provided to every girl in school.

However, as in various other countries, many girls cannot afford sanitary products such as pillows and tampons.

A parliamentary committee is also investigating why the program did not seem to have been rolled out at the school.

A UN report in 2014 said that one in 10 girls in sub-Saharan Africa missed school during their period.

Some girls reportedly lose 20 percent of their education for this reason, making them more likely to quit school altogether, the report said.

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