KCSE accident

Wreckage of the vehicle the three school heads were travelling in when they rammed into a stalled lorry.[Photo, K24TV]

A high school principal  has died while on his way to collect exam papers in Naivasha town.

The principal of Rev Jeremiah Gitau secondary school passed away after the vehicle she was travelling in hit a lorry in Longonot along Mai Mahiu – Naivasha highway.

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The others who are principals of Mustard Seed Secondary and Kiambogo Secondary sustained serious injuries and were rushed to Kijabe Mission hospital.

Confirming the incident, Naivasha Police commander Samuel Waweru said the vehicle which had the three on board  rammed into a stationery lorry.

”The school head died on the spot while the other three sustained serious injuries,” he said.

According to Naivasha Deputy Commissioner Mbogo Mathioya,  exam materials have already been dispatched to the affected schools. He also said that the deputy principal will take charge of the public school  and the Ministry of Education officials will take control of the two private schools.

Following the Monday morning accident, education officials led by Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development boss, Dr. Julius Jwan, went to the affected schools to ensure the exams kick off smoothly.

The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education kicked off today with Professor George Magoha saying no cases of cheating will be tolerated.

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