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KCSE candidate dies after he is kicked during a fight in school
By Stephen Nzioka | Updated Nov 14, 2018 at 08:00 EAT
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A family from Mbui Nzau village, Kibwezi West constituency, Makueni County is mourning the death of their child

Benard Mutua was reportedly kicked on the abdomen by his fellow student while fighting

A family from Mbui Nzau village, Kibwezi West constituency, Makueni County is mourning the death of their child, a Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) candidate at Maiani secondary school in Mukaa, Kilome constituency.

Benard Mutua, 18 was reportedly kicked on the abdomen by his fellow student while fighting on Saturday before getting stomach complications that took his life on Monday evening.

The student was put under painkillers by the school till his condition worsened where he was rushed to Kilome nursing home, treated and referred to Makindu sub-county hospital.

Mutua’s mother, Francisca Munyiva speaking with the standard said that she was shocked by the manner in which her son died.

“It’s very painful, the school called me on Monday informing me to drive to the school but I was away in Nairobi and at that moment I contacted my sister who traveled to the facility, but on arrival, my son passed on”, said Francisca.

According to the woman, her sister talked with the late Mutua before taking his last breath where he revealed to her of what had happened.

“My son narrated in agony while being taken to theatre, he said that he was beaten up by his fellow student while in school on Saturday”, she opened up.

At the facility, the Makindu sub-county medical superintendent Kasanga David said that the patient was taken ill on Monday around 2.50 PM while unstable with distended abdomen while vomiting.

“We received the student at around 2:50 PM from Kilome Nursing home with reported three episodes of vomiting”, he said.

Doctors moved in speed and provided a provisional diagnosis of peritonitis and immediately wheeled to the theatre for emergency laparotomy at exactly 3 PM, records indicated.

The med sup continued that unfortunately, the late student’s signs continued to be unstable with the theatre team deciding to again stabilize his condition once again before administering him with any anesthesia.

“He showed unstable vital signs and he couldn’t be administered with any drugs before surgical operations and at this juncture, the team decided to stabilize his state once again”, Kasanga added.

Unfortunately, the boy’s condition worsened and he died at exactly 3:45 PM in the theatre plate before an operation was done.

Back at Maiana secondary where the boy was schooling the principal Mr. Silvester Wambua said he had handed over the matter to the police for investigations and that he didn’t want to issue any statement that could contradict the police version.

The Mukaa OCPD Charles Muthui on his part said the matter was under investigation.

Makueni County Commissioner Mohammed Maalim said authorities will dig deeper into the matter.

“I have instructed the area Deputy County Commission and the police to do thorough investigations on what caused the student’s death, if its natural death we say sorry but if it’s something beyond that we will make sure justice is done for the family”, Maalim assured.

The family reported that after postmortem they will transfer the body to Kibwezi nursing home before burial arrangements are done.

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