The student, was identified as Francis Gikonyo who was preparing to seat for the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) examination which started on Monday, when he suddenly died before his mathematics paper.
The victim is said to be a student of Jomo Kenyatta High School . He was rushed to the district hospital in Nakuru after he was found critically ill, but on getting to the hospital, it was reported that he collapsed and died.
The school principal, Mr John Mureithi confirmed the sudden demise of the student.
He said, “It is very unfortunate that we lost a young and brilliant boy who had a bright future, the student had a chat with medics before collapsing and dying, adding that he died from hypertension just two hours before the exam.”
Mr John Mureithi also confirmed that the boy’s parents were informed of his death and counselors were invited to break the news to his classmates.