Student commits suicide after losing football bets

Germany's defender Jonas Hector (left) vies with Italy's midfielder Stefano Sturaro during the Euro 2016 quarter-final match between Germany and Italy at the Matmut Atlantique stadium in Bordeaux, France on July 2, 2016. A Kenyatta University student from Migori committed suicide after losing two bets he had placed on the match. PHOTO | PATRIK STOLLARZ | AFP

What you need to know:

  • The Kenyatta University student was found hanging behind his mother’s house in Ondome, Uriri on Wednesday.
  • He left behind a note indicating that the money he was given to pay college fees had disappeared in betting and he saw no need of living.
  • The student had placed the money on the high-stakes UEFA Euro 2016 match between Germany and Italy. He put Sh40,000 on a Germany win and a similar amount on an Italy victory but the match ended in a draw.

A university student committed suicide in Migori after losing Sh80,000 in football bets.


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