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KCSE candidate hospitalised following spinal cord injury

A female candidate from Muhoroni Sub County will write her Kenya Certificate of Secondary education (KCSE) exams in hospital after falling sick a few hours to the commencement of day three papers.

Marion Achieng from Achego Girls Secondary was rushed to Nyangoma Sub County hospital on Tuesday morning after complaining of spinal cord pain.

Kisumu County Police Commander Samuel Anampiu confirmed the incident saying arrangements have been done to enable the patient continue with her exams while in the hospital.

“A security officer and an invigilator have already been deployed at the hospital where the candidate is admitted to aid in administering the exams,” said Anampiu.

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Cases of girls sitting KCSE exams in hospital beds after giving birth have not been witnessed in Kisumu. However, a school principal is being investigated for allegedly blocking a candidate from sitting the tests, citing mental health.

According to Kisumu County commissioner Josephine Ouko, the principal of St Barnabas Girls, Benter Ayacko claimed that the student had attempted to commit suicide prompting the school to block her from participating in the KCSE rehearsals on Thursday.

The candidate was eventually readmitted to school and is continuing with her exams.

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