KCSE student dies after allegedly drinking ethanol in practical

Students doing practical/COURTESY

A Kenya Certificate Secondary Examinations (KCSE) candidate in Trans-Nzoia County has died after allegedly consuming ethanol.

Job Murambi, 21 a form four student at Meso Mixed Day Secondary in Kiminini constituency was pronounced death on arrival at Kiminini cottage hospital where he had been rushed for treatment.

The deceased and three other students reportedly sneaked out of school some chemicals after a chemistry practical.

KCSE practical for Science subjects kicked off on Tuesday. The students later prepared alcohol from the chemical and diluted it with hot water in a house near the school.

Speaking to Mkarimu Media Kitale OCS Daniel Kadei confirmed the incident and said investigation has been launched to establish what caused the death of the student.

He warned students to be careful during exam period and urged them to follow instructions given by examiners.

The deceased’s father Martin Wafula said his son was found in bed unconscious on Wednesday morning and rushed to hospital where doctors confirmed that he had passed on.

Kitale OCS Mr. Daniel Kadei confirmed the incident and said investigation has been launched to establish what caused the death of the student.

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