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KCSE candidate dies in Nakuru

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A family in Nakuru County is in mourning following the death of their son who was sitting this year’s Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination.

19-year-old Harrison Mutai Kiprono, a student at Sitoito Secondary School in Kuresoi-North Sub-county, passed away on Friday evening at Kamwaura Health Center where he had been taking his exams.

He had reportedly been diagnosed with cancer in February this year at Alexandria Cancer Center in Nakuru town and had been on medication.

Kiprono failed to take his Chemistry practical on Friday after his health condition worsened.

Sitoito Secondary School Principal David Korir said the deceased was an average student but his performance started deteriorating after he was diagnosed with the disease.

Kuresoi Deputy County Commissioner Felix wafula confirmed the incident empathising with the family for their loss.

Mr. Wafula further urged parents to ensure their children acquire valid National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) cards that will help them acquire proper medication.

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