The Masinde Muliro University student was found hanging behind his mother’s house in Ndara village, Makonge Sub-county.
The matter was reported at Busia town police station.
Reports from friends, who spoke to press, say the deceased was heard bragging before d-day on how S. Allardyce charges will humiliate the Blues, but as fate will have it.
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 to continue with school further.
“He watched the game in Busia town but, after losing, decided to come back home, where he took his life,” said the Busia County police boss, Mr Davis Amani.
Secondary school and university students have been hooked to the betting craze with their parents getting worried since some no longer concentrate on their studies. Many boda boda riders and taxi drivers have abandoned their trade to engage in full-time betting.
Corfiming the incident Busia County police commissioner Dan Odiyo said the student did took away his life after loosing 60000 shillings given to him for college fees by the parents who stays away from home.
The police boss added that the sportpesa company encourages responsible betting and does not take responsibility for the decisions of gamblers.
It has also spelt out strict terms and conditions of betting.
Many people, however, do not follow the advice, and that is why a Masinde Muliro University student lost Sh60,000 intended for his tuition fees to betting.
The body of the deceased was moved to Busia County referral hospital mortuary for postmortem and preservation.
Dan said investigations to the alleged incident is underway and a full report will be produced in due course.
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