A Form Four student from Chinga Boys High School in Nyeri allegedly committed suicide on Monday night.
School principal Kiringo M’eringo told journalists that it is still not clear what could have led the student to take his own life.
Deputy Sub County police commander Boniface Wakhanu said the boy was discovered with a bed sheet tied around his neck but added that he did not leave a suicide note
The student is said to have gone to the dormitory after the evening preps and it is then that he allegedly hanged himself.
His schoolmates who shared the dormitory with him were forced to sleep in the classrooms since the dormitory was sealed off.
The school notified ministry officials and the police who took the body to Kiriani Mission mortuary awaiting post mortem