The Star (Nairobi)

8 November 2012

Kenya: Nandi Student Dies After KCSE Exam

A KCSE candidate in Nandi South died yesterday moments after writing two examination papers.

The 16-year-old at Aldai's AIC Kapkeben Girls' High School had allegedly been treated at the school's dispensary after she complained of a severe headache and fever.

She died as she was being rushed to the Kapsabet District Hospital. A teacher at the school refuted claims that the school ignored the girl's pleas to be taken to hospital.

"She was taken to the dispensary where she was given some drugs which enabled her to seat for her second examination paper in the afternoon. We did all we could as she had only complained of severe headache," the teacher said.

Nandi South district education officer Sylvester Sang said symptoms suggest that the girl could have died of diabetes. Sang said investigations into the death had been instituted. The school's principal Anne Misoi did not answer our calls and did not reply to our SMS.

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