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 led to his loss of life Monday evening.
The student was put on painkillers by the school till his condition worsened before he was rushed to Kilome Nursing Home, treated and referred to Makindu Sub-County Hospital.
Mutua’s mother, Francisca Munyiva 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 travelled to the facility, but on arrival my son passed on,” said Francisca. According to the mother, 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 said.