It was a sad day full of emotions when a student of Jomo Kenyatta High School Kenya preparing to seat for the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examination took ill and was rushed to a nearby hospital where he suddenly collapsed and died later as a result of exams tension.
The candidate was waiting to take mathematics exams at the school. The KCSE candidate identified as Francis Gikonyo had been rushed to the district hospital in Nakuru after he was found critically ill, but on getting to the hospital the unlucky student collapsed and died.
Francis’s principal Mr. John Mureithi who said he had been in and out of school for the better part of the year, confirmed the sudden demise in a statement saying:
‘It is very unfortunate that we lost a young and brilliant boy who had a bright future, the student had a chat with medics before collapsing and dying, adding he died from hypertension’.
His family was contacted and notified of his demise while the counselors were invited to break the news to the fellow students.