By Lydia Gichuki
Following the death of Elizabeth, a form one student at Precious Blood Kagwe High School, education activist Ndung’u Nyoro decries foul play accusing the school of trying to cover up.
According to Nyoro, the young girl from Othaya and sponsored by Affecto lost her life in mysterious circumstances a few days after reporting to school from Mid-term break.
While announcing her death through a statement on his Facebook page he said, the school administration alleged the young student committed suicide but their theory on how the girl died does not add up.
“We have looked at the scenarios and disputed. The DCI seems to have a specific angle of investigation but we have refused,” he said.
Part of his statement read:
‘Three weeks ago or thereabout, a girl visited our office accompanied by her mother. She confidently took us through her journey and how she was staring at not joining secondary school even after securing 372 marks in KCPE 2021 at a village primary school in OTHAYA Constituency.
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Elizabeth pleaded with us to support her dream. In her we saw a determined young girl. We saw focus and commitment to excel. We offered one of our office staff to assist the family in preparation and joining her dream school. She joined Precious Blood Kagwe Girls.
Over midterm, Elizabeth passed by our office. She was very happy about her school. She thanked our team for making it happen for her. She only complained of congestion where three streams had occupied the school’s dining hall making it difficult to hear what teachers were teaching. But she liked the school. She even requested some revision books. Few days after midterm Elizabeth is no more.’
He continued to say ‘Kagwe girls say the girl committed suicide. We have looked at the scenarios and disputed. The DCI seems to have a specific angle of investigation but we have refused. They are not helping us to access the crime scene or mortuary. Just showing partial photos. They even had a version changed after we questioned the practicability of what they were claiming.
The school wanted the matter rushed saying they are affected by the situation. But I think we are the more affected and would want nothing but the truth. We are disappointed. We are crushed. Somebody knows the truth is not what they are telling us.’
Elizabeth’s death is not the first death to happen while in school. Ebbie Noelle Samuels a form one student at Gatanga CCM student died under mysterious circumstances in March 2019.
In May 2022, a form two student from Ringa boys died under mysterious circumstances. The school administration alleged that Rooney Rolex had been sick for a few days before his admission to Kenyatta National Hospital where he breathed his last.