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National school on the spot after mysterious sudden death of student

She died shortly after attending morning preps

File image of Kisumu Girls High School students heading home on July 2, 2018 the school was clossed following student unrests

Police have been urged to investigate the mysterious death of a form one student at Kisumu Girls High School on Friday morning.

Reports indicate that the student who had attended morning preps passed on at the Kisumu County Referral Hospital where she had been rushed for treatment.

Kisumu County Commander Benson Maweu confirmed the incident,stating that the girl left class at 6.30am and went to the dormitory.

Her colleagues became concerned and went to check on her after she took too long at the dormitory but found her too weak and unable to stand on her own.


 “They notified the school matron who organised for her to be taken to the nearby Kisumu County Referral Hospital where she was pronounced dead,” Maweu said.

Initial reports attributed to the police indicate that the girl had been sick for a week and was being treated at the school’s dispensary prior to her death.

It is not clear why the school failed to release the girl to go home to seek further treatment despite being sick for a week.

Parents at the school complained to a publication that the school’s administration is very strict and are always unwilling to allow students to seek medical attention even when they report they are sick.


When contacted by the publication to comment on the matter, the school’s administration declined to comment.

The school which was recently upgraded to a national school has been making headlines for the wrong reasons.

In July last year, authorities ordered the school to be closed indefinitely following student unrests.

The school was closed after a night of destruction as students went on the rampage, protesting an array of issues ranging from poor diet, lack of freedom and a decision by the school management to scrap off entertainment sessions.


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