BY CORRESPONDENT,22ND DEC 2018-Grief has engulfed a village in Maji Mazuri Sub location in Nyamache sub county in Kisii after a candidate committed suicide after getting poor grades in the just released Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination results . Local administrators say the sad incident occurred last night.
The incident occurred in Bokomweri, a remote village in Majimazuri Sub Location in Nyamache Sub County, a local administration official.
Meshack Nyang’ara, the area chief said the boy locked himself in the house after confirming his results on the Short Text Message provided by the Kenya National Examinations Council (KNEC) and hanged himself.
He did not however reveal the boy’s grades.
The boy’s body was later found dangling from the roof, having used a piece of cloth to hang himself.
In the results released on Friday, Juliet Otieno from Pangani Girls High School was top nationally with a mean grade of 87.6 points.
James Kanuna of Maseno School came second followed by Edward Otieno from Light Academy.
The fourth student is Duncan Mwangi from Moi High School Kabarak, while the fifth is Humphrey Rasugu from Maseno school.
The results were released on Friday by Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed.