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Candidate Succumbs to Leukaemia Days to KCSE Exam

A candidate at St. Peters Gathuthi-ini Day Mixed Secondary School in Ndia, Kirinyaga County succumbed after a 7-year battle with leukemia just four days before KCSE.


According to a report by Citizen Digital, as per the student’s family member Millicent Wambui, Clement Kariuki passed away on Thursday while receiving specialist care at Kenyatta National Hospital. According to Wambui, the student has been under her care ever since his mother passed away while he was in class six.

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Leukaemia had been Clement Kariuki’s condition for the last seven years. Because of the medical condition, he had been in and out of school, Wambui told Citizen Digital. According to Jonathan Gathure, Kariuki’s uncle, they were hopeful he would show up for the exam and give it his all. The family said that they were sad that he passed away before he could sit for the national exams.

KCSE distribution exercise in Taita Taveta County on Monday, November 6, 2023. Photo: CITIZEN DIGITAL

In Kirinyaga County, 13,567 candidates are taking the KCSE exams, which began today. Julius Kavita, the deputy county commissioner for Kirinyaga Central Sub-county, stated that the monitoring team has plotted all testing locations to the closest delivery hubs, enabling each school to efficiently select its test materials.

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Approximately 903,260 candidates nationwide who registered for the KCSE this year will begin working on the Chemistry paper on Monday at 8 a.m.


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