A Form Three student committed suicide after being asked to repeat class.
Clifford Odhiambo, a former student at Luora Secondary School in Homa Bay County wanted to join the armed forces next year after his KCSE exams.
But his things didn’t go as planned. The school’s head of exams department, Ishmael Ngicho, and head of languages, Nicholas Aswani, denied him enrolment in Form Four.
An angry Odhiambo is alleged to have left school in a huff, rushed home and took a pesticide. He was rushed to Homa Bay County Referral Hospital where he died while receiving treatment.
According to his father, Jabos Ocholla, Odhiambo left a suicide note revealing that he’d rather take his life than repeat classes.
“It is traumatising and I cannot speak further about him,” said Ocholla.
Homa Bay county Teachers Service Commission (TSC) Director Diosiana Ahindukha, noted that repeating class had been banned by the government and has since interdicted the two teachers and the school’s principal, James Odul.
“We will not allow any teacher to violate regulations they were given by the Ministry of Education. Anyone found in violation will face stern punitive measures. There is a team from TSC that will question the two teachers and the principal to decide whether to sack them or reinstate them,” Ahindukha added.