KCPE candidate kills himselfafter parents sent him to a cheaper school than the one he wanted


A 2019 KCPE candidate has commited suicide after his parents were unable to raise the required fee for the school of his choice.

The 16-year-old boy from Nakuru County was set to join the Mama Ngina High School in Rongai but his parents opted to take him to Kieni Secondary School which they could afford.

Subukia OCPD Edward Ibwanga called upon students and asked them to understand the situation at their homes and go to schools which their parents can be able to pay fee.

“I beseech you to be understanding of the situation at home, the syllabus is the same across all school so it is good to accept alternatives,” he said.

Area MCA Peter Mbae however asked parents to air their grievances instead of frustrating their children.

In 2019, Kenyans raised money to support  a bright KCPE student who had left a suicide note after her parents were unable to raise the required Ksh. 50,000 admission fees.

The girl, who was a pupil at Xaverian Primary School in Kisumu Central, had received an admission letter from Asumbi Girls and was expected to join her new school in early January 2020.