A prison warder collapsed and died Wednesday while manning exams at Kapchepkoro Secondary School in Sotik.
While confirming the incident, Bomet County Police Commander Robinson Ndiwa said the officer complained of a chest pain before collapsing.
Ndiwa said he was immediately rushed to Kaplong Mission Hospital but died while undergoing treatment.
“It is very unfortunate that we lost one of our officers this afternoon who had been deployed to man exam. The officer died while receiving treatment at Kaplong Mission Hospital,” he said.
He said the cause of the chest pain is yet to be known but investigations had been launched.
Ndiwa said the officer who was based and Sotik GK prison has been stationed at the secondary School in Chemagel Ward since Monday and had not shown any signs of sickness.
“The officer had not shown any signs of sickness since Monday when the exams kicked off,” he added.
The police commandant said despite the incident, exams continued uninterrupted at the school.
“We immediately deployed another officer to take charge of exams at the school and there was no interruption,” Ndiwa said.
He said a post mortem is being awaited after the family of the officer is notified.
“We would want to know what caused the death of the officer and we expect a post mortem after the family is notified of the incident,” he added.
Ndiwa said there were no other incidents affecting exams in Bomet so far.
He said transport and distribution of exams has been smooth despite the heavy rains.
“It is also worth reporting that distribution of exams has been very smooth despite the heavy rains that is being witnessed with all centres in the county getting their exams material on time and transition between morning and afternoon papers has been very smooth,” he added.
Meanwhile, a candidate from Kipsuter Secondary in Chepalungu Sub County was forced to sit her exams today in hospital after giving birth last night.
The girl was rushed to Sigor Sub County Hospital after experiencing labor pains last night and delivered a baby boy.
The school had to ferry exams to her hospital bed where she is admitted.
Education officials from the Sub County said she will sit all her exams at the hospital, until the time she will be discharged.