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Two KCSE candidates commit suicide over ‘poor’ results

By HILARY KIMUYU December 22nd, 2018 1 min read

Two cases have been reported of students committing suicide after failing to meet their expectations in the just released Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examinations.

In a Kisii county, a student reportedly took his life just a day after the results were announced.

According to police reports, the 20-year-old student, identified as Geoffrey Ayako from Nyamache, hanged himself after scoring a mean grade of C minus.

The student was taking the examinations for a second time after scoring a similar grade in his first attempt.


Kisii county police commander Edward Muli said it was unfortunate for the family to lose such a young boy and advised parents to properly guide their children to avoid such incidents in future.

The other suicide incident involved a former student of Lenana School, who went missing as his family was following the live coverage of the results announcement on TV.


According to police, the 18-year-old’s body was later found dangling in an upstairs room in the family home which is still under construction.

Police in Kiserian, Kajiado county said they have launched a probe into the incident saying that the motive behind the alleged suicide is yet to be established since the police did not find any suicide note nor anything suspicious.

The body of the deceased was moved to Montezuma Mortuary, Nairobi.