A class eight candidate is set to miss the rest of his KCPE exams after taking poison on Tuesday evening.
According to details, the pupil from Koyoo Primary School in Rangwe Constituency, Homa Bay County is currently admitted at Kisii County Referral Hospital after consuming poison under unclear circumstances.
18 year old Rooney Okoth Ogola is in a critical condition after he consumed a pesticide known as Triatix on Tuesday night at their home in Kowano village, after writing the three exams set for the first day.
Homa Bay County police Commander Marius Tum confirmed the incident saying the candidate is set to miss the remaining exams as he is in an unstable condition.
According to the area Assistant Chief James Omino, the candidate had phoned one of his fellow candidates informing him that he had consumed poison.
The pupil, who has been living with his brother, is alleged to have sneaked into his bedroom with the poison and consumed it before notifying his friend.
The administrator added that the candidate had been regularly skipping school as well as disappearing from their home occasionally.
Meanwhile another candidate was on Tuesday found dead in a dam in Laikipia County.
Anthony Wambugu, 16, was a candidate at Ng’elesha Primary School in Matwiku location and had been reported missing since Thursday, October 25. His body was discovered in the morning at a man made dam a few metres from their home.
Laikipia County Commissioner Onesmus Kyatha confirmed the incident, saying the body was retrieved from the dam and taken to Nyahururu Referral Hospital mortuary.
Speaking on Wednesday in Nanyuki after overseeing the distribution of examination materials in the presence of Devolution Cabinet Secretary Eugene Wamalwa, the county commissioner added that the candidate, who was an orphan, lived with his 79-year-old
Meanwhile, a female KCPE candidate at Kikubi Primary School in Suba North Constituency has been rushed to Nyandiwa Health Center for delivery after she developed labour pain when she was about to start her day two exams.