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Three KCPE candidates dead as exams continue


Three KCPE candidates from different counties are reported to have lost their lives as the examination entered its third day.

A family in Meru County is mourning the death of their child, a KCPE candidate who lost his life after being beaten on head with a stone by a fellow pupil while they were playing.

In Nyandarua county another candidate lost her life due to excessive bleeding few hours after giving birth.

Another family in Molo , Nakuru County is mourning the death of its female  child  who was a candidate after she accidentally  fell from a bridge in Molo on Sunday evening.

Magneta Mwikali  was shocked with the sudden demise, of her daughter who had prepared for the exams on Sunday few hours to exams after  falling from railway bridge.

“It was normal Sunday to us, we went for the church service. Later we came back up to a place close to home. In the process my husband told me to go home ahead of them to prepare food as he remains behind with the daughter to do some small shopping. Unfortunately few hours she got the information that her daughter had serious injuries on the head after falling from a railway bridge,” said Magneta Mwikali.

She further stated that her daughter had prepared well for the exams and they have even bought her all KCPE requirements.

She later lost her life at Molo hospital as it is reported that she had serious injuries on the head encountered with excessive bleeding.

The area Chief Keneddy Kiago confirmed that the the bridge has been a major problem to those living in Molo as many have lost their live.

“From November last year, almost 10 people have fallen from the bridge with three losing their lives,” added Kennedy Kiaga.

The late will be laid to rest on Thursday. Police have commenced investigation on the Meru case