Photo of the late Ebbie

The Teachers Service Commission, TSC, has come out to detail the causes for the deaths of three students while at school this term. In the first incident, on 3rd March, 2019, Bethwel Agolae, a student of Bishop Atundo Boys- Kimaeti Secondary School in Bungoma County passed on while
admitted at Bungoma West Hospital. Another incident was reported on 11th March, 2019 of Kennedy Fundi, a
form 3 student of Kangaru School, Embu County. The third case involved Ebbie Noelle Samuel, a student at Gatanga girls.

Here is the press statement by the Commission; released on Friday 15th March, 2019;

TEACHERS SERVICE COMMISSION, TSC,- PRESS STATEMENT ON INCIDENTS OF DEATH OF THREE STUDENTS IN SCHOOL

The attention of the Commission is drawn to three incidents of cases of death of students while in school.

In the first incident on 3rd March, 2019, Bethwel Agolae, a student of Bishop Atundo Boys- Kimaeti Secondary School in Bungoma County passed on while
admitted at Bungoma West Hospital.

Another incident was reported on 11th March, 2019 of Kennedy Fundi, a
form 3 student of Kangaru School, Embu County. He died as he was receiving treatment at Nairobi Women’s Hospital On 9h March, 2019, Ebbie Noelle Samuel, a student St Annuarite Gatanga Girls Secondary School, failed to wake up and when the school administration was called in they found her struggling for breath. She was pronounced dead upon arrival at Naidu Hospital in Thika.

The Commission wishes to condole with the families of the three students.
The wellbeing of every student is at the heart of the Commission and TSC is greatly concerned by the loss of life of any leaner.

The Commission wishes to reassure the bereaved parents and the public at large that it takes with utmost seriousness the safety of learners in school. It is in this regard that the Commission is working with other state agencies to establish the circumstances under which the deaths occurred. TSC will not hesitate to take action on any teacher found culpable.

CATHERINE LENAIROSHI- CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS

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