KCSE candidate dies after allegedly consuming methanol

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A candidate in the ongoing Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) has died after allegedly consuming methanol.

The student from Barsumbat Secondary school in Elgeyo Marakwet is believed to have stolen the chemical from his school laboratory.

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The candidate was in the company of his school mate who is said to have lost his sight.

Confirming the incident was Elgeyo Marakwet Sub county Director of Education Mr. Evans Onyancha who said that the second pupil was a form three student.

He also added that the two were on a drinking spree outside the school compound when the incident occurred.

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The reports come at a time when the KCSE exams are ongoing. Students have been warned from getting involved in any form of cheating.

Security on the other hand has been beefed up with parents being warned of severe consequences if found guilty of aiding their children.

Some of the consequences include an arrest and canceling of their school certificates thus affecting their employment.

Echoing the sentiments was President Uhuru Kenyatta who told parents that they should let their children get a genuine result.

He proceeded by saying that it will be useless for a student to hold a certificate of good results yet he has no value to the economy of the country.

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Slavian Mwangecho
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