Death of 16-year-old Kamuzu Academy student Kelvin Moses intensifies calls for Suicide prevention awareness

By Chisomo Phiri

A 16-year-old male student at Kamuzu Academy in Kasungu Kelvin Moses has reportedly committed suicide in a hostel yesterday January 26, 2023.

According to the Police, Moses committed suicide at around 3pm after being summoned for disciplinary proceedings because he was reportedly found with condoms in his locker.

It is reported that the boarding master found condoms in his locker, contrary to Kamuzu Academy’s rules and regulations and was summoned for disciplinary hearing the following day.

He took his own life at around 1500 hours in the hostel when his friends were in class.

The matter was reported to police who visited the scene in the company of medical personnel and postmortem results revealed that death was due to suffocation.

The late Kelvin Moses hailed from Subi Village in the area of Traditional Authority Khombedza in Salima District.