One candidate dies as a 46 years old man sits for KCSE exams in Trans Nzoia

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Parents and some relatives of the deceased Silas
Parents and some relatives of the deceased Silas Wekesa

As more than 19000 candidates sitting for KCSE in Transnzoia County continue with their examinations a family at Birunda of Kiminini constituency Trans Nzoia County is mourning their son who was a candidate at Michael Wamalwa secondary school who died yesterday a day before the kick-off of examinations.

The deceased’s father Silas Simiyu stated that his son 19 years fell ill a day before rehearsals and was complaining of stomach ache but proceeded for rehearsals yesterday but failed to carry out the whole exercise claiming the disease persisted. This made the dad take him to the hospital and on arrival at the facility, he was pronounced dead.

He explained how his son had promised him to pass the examination with flying colors as he was disciplined and hardworking both at school and home and to everyone he came across.

At the same time, a parent, 46 years old was a candidate together with his son in this year’s KCSE examinations.

Joseph Juma stated that he failed to continue with his studies some 17 years ago while in form two following unavailability of school fees hence couldn’t continue with his studies.

The father of five children is a candidate at BWAKE Boys Secondary School while his son is at Sirungai St Philips both in Cherangany. Constituency.

His ambition was to become a neurosurgeon claiming he was determined to become the top student and he is confident that he will excel in the exams he is sitting.

Trans Nzoia County has a total of 10,991 girls while boys are 9,949 all sitting for today’s examinations.