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Kiminini: Tragedy as KCSE candidate dies after falling ill during rehearsals

A family in Kiminini, Trans Nzoia County is mourning following the death of their loved one on Thursday, March 24.

According to reports, the deceased, a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) candidate died shortly after falling ill.

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The student, Nicholas Barasa fell ill on the evening of the aforementioned date and died while being rushed to hospital.

According to Nicholas’ father, he took action after his son complained of being sick and was vomiting.

The student at Michael Wamalwa High School in Birunda, Kitale was rushed to Kiminino Health Center but did not make it.

His mother said her deceased son was healthy and do not have any records of health complications, further demanding to a postmortem from a government pathologist ro ascertain the cause of her son’s death.

“May the Almighty God remember us in this hard time… I felt he was the right person to get us on the right track since he was disciplined, focused and talented as well. I am lost for words, bear with me, please,” she added.

This came three days after a Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) candidate died shortly after giving birth in Nyandarua.

Nyandarua County Commissioner Benson Leparmorijpo said the candidate succumbed to excessive bleeding after delivering.

The candidate was rushed to the medical facility after going into labour just moments before writing her science exam.

Upon arrival at the facility he delivered a baby boy and was allowed to continue writing her exam.

However, she was later noted to have undue bleeding and was transferred to Nyahururu County Referral Hospital together with her infant, where she died shortly after being admitted.

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Her infant is said to have developed breathing complications and was incubated at the facility.

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