A KCSE candidate dies in accident

A KCSE candidate died instantly after he was knocked down by a speeding vehicle at Maili Saba along Kitale � Kapeguria road.

Kevin Erot, 21, of Chematich Secondary school died on Wednesday night when he went to borrow a CRE revision book from a friend at around 11pm.

I received information from a mother of one of our candidates that her son had gotten an accident and that he actually passed on. The information I got was that the candidate was going to a friend’s home to borrow a C. R. E book to revise, said Gideon Angucho, the school Principal in his office.

According to Mr. Angucho the news came as a shock to the school that forced the exams center manager and invigilators to counsel the candidates before commencing of exams Thursday.

It was a very sad moment for all of us since his colleagues had no clue of what had happened and when they got the news it was not very easy, he added.

When the KNA visited the school, the boy’s desk was empty as other candidates sat for the examination.

The Principal described the deceased as disciplined, bright student and that the death had denied a very young ambitious person a big future.

According to Brian Erot, brother to the deceased, it’s like my brother was to die because I had urged him not to go as it was late but he refused and went, he said.

He said that the friend stays across the road and stepping out that late was not good for him but he insisted to go.

Trans Nzoia county police Commander, Samson Ole Kine, confirmed the accident saying the deceased was ran over by a hit and ran vehicle.

The vehicle was heading to Kapenguria and the boy was crossing the road when he was knocked down and died on the spot. We are pursuing the driver of the vehicle, he said.

The body was removed to kitale county hospital mortuary pending post mortem.

Source: Kenya News Agency