Class 8 candidate from Kitui who missed several KCPE papers takes poison


A class 8 candidate from Kwa Song’e primary school in Kitui south Friday (16th April) attempted suicide after failing to receive KCPE results which were released Thursday by the Ministry of Education.

James Mwendwa failed to sit for KCPE exams which were done last month after his name was found to be missing.

According to his grandmother, the boy poisoned himself due to frustrations of missing the national exam despite being very ready for it.

She informed Mauvoo News that has not been in good terms with the school headteacher. According to the headteacher, the pupil’s guardian delayed paying the exam registration fee and they had no alternative.

The boy who was since taken to the hospital is recuperating after taking the poison.

In Mwingi, education officials are investigating a KCPE candidate who missed the English composition paper. The pupil was sent home by the deputy headteacher which is 7 kilometers away to get money for the school feeding program and could not make it back in time to do the paper.

This came during this time some schools are celebrating their results where a number of schools have performed well despite the challenges of Covid 19.

Katheka primary school in Kitui west had two students with 424 and 421 Marks respectively. Some of the leading schools in Kitui county are, st. Gabriel Boarding school with a mean score of 376, st. Bakhita 372, st. Michael with 364.

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