Murang’a student dies during school competition, body remains unnoticed for 5 hours

Murang’a student dies during school competition, body remains unnoticed for 5 hours

A Form 3 student died on Friday during an inter-school swimming competition at Elite Secondary School in Kiharu, Murang’a County.

In a mysterious turn of events, the student drowned as the competitions were ongoing but his body remained in the water unnoticed until two hours after the games were over.

The swimming competition, which involved nine secondary schools within the county, began at 10am and ended at 3pm.

According to the Deputy County Commissioner, Kephur Marube, the body of the student from St. Paul’s Gathukuini was discovered by the swimming pool attendant at 5pm during a clean up of the facility.

After the shocking discovery, the swimming pool attendant informed the administration after which the participating schools were contacted to confirm whether any of them had their student missing.

It would then emerge that the missing student was from St. Paul’s Gathukuini.

Police from Murang’a Police Station, where the incident was recorded, visited Elite secondary school on Saturday to record various statements as investigations into the mysterious death continue.