Kenya: Student dies, another raped by the school principal as KCSE starts

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Tragedy hit the beginning of Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examinations on Monday as a boy died and a girl was reportedly raped by her school’s principal. Keith Mong’are, 17, a candidate at Gesiaga Secondary in Nyamira collapsed in the examination hall moments after sitting the Mathematics paper in the morning and later died in hospital. His father Joshua Ongaga said he suffered a heart-related ailment.
In Wajir, Habaswein Mixed Secondary School principal Idle Abdi was arrested on the eve of the examinations after a medical report of the victim, 18, showed she was raped. The girl said Mr Abdi had given her a lift while she was going to visit her mother. She said she lost consciousness while in the car only to find herself later dumped next to an abandoned borehole. Special arrangement was made for the girl to sit the examination in another school. Drama ensued at the Wajir Law Courts where the teacher was arraigned yesterday as his supporters attempted to prevent journalists from taking his photos. He was freed on bond pending the mention of the case on November 27.

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