A KCSE candidate hanged himself on Saturday in Nyamache, Kisii county after he scored a mean grade of C- ( minus) twice.
The candidate, identified as Geoffrey Ayacko, 20, resat for the exams in 2018 to better his grade but could not move beyond the C- (minus) he scored in 2017.
According to the area Chief Meshack Nyang’ara, the student was disappointed by the outcome and opted to take his own life.
He further divulged that the candidate locked himself in a room after he received his results through the short text message service.
“The boy first sat his KCSE examination last year at Nyabinge and managed a C-. He opted to repeat at Borangi where he scored the same grade. We suspect he might have been stressed by the score,” stated the chief.
Elsewhere, a KCSE candidate who attended Lenana High School committed suicide in Kiserian, Kajiado county moments before the exam’s release.
According to reports, the student had gone missing before he was found dangling in an upstairs room of their incomplete house.
His relatives noted that he had gone missing during the televised announcement of the exams by Education CS Amina Mohamed.
The body of the deceased was moved to Montezuma Mortuary, Nairobi.
Police have launched investigations into those cases.
In the results, Juliet Otieno from Pangani Girls High School emerged victorious amassing 87.64 points.
Pangani High School, which is located in Nairobi, produced the country’s best candidate for the second time in a row.