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School Closed After Missing Grade 6 Pupil Found Dead Inside Classroom

School Closed After Missing Grade 6 Pupil Found Dead Inside Classroom

Moigoiywet Primary School in Trans Nzoia County has been shut down indefinitely following the discovery of the remains of a Grade 6 student in the ceiling of a classroom.

As per information from the local sources, the student disappeared in November of the previous year following the completion of her Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA) exams.

Students at the school, who returned to classes on Monday, found a deceased body upon expressing worries about an unpleasant odor permeating the classroom.

The students enrolled in Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE) subsequently informed their instructor, who then enlisted the assistance of the head teacher and various other members of the school management.

The principal, Douglas Amadi, verified the occurrence and mentioned that he sought guidance from both the school’s sponsor and the county office of the Ministry of Education regarding the next steps in the matter.

Amadi asserted that they confirmed the child’s parents did not inform the police about the situation, even though they knew the child was missing.

“Yes we have indeed closed the school until Monday next week following stakeholder’s consultations that resolved to close the school to pave the way for investigations,” he noted.


The school administration also arranged counseling sessions for the students, aiming to assist them in overcoming trauma before considering the reopening of the school.

The local authorities initiated inquiries into the incident to understand the factors surrounding the student’s demise. As of the time this article was published, no individuals had been apprehended in connection with the case.

“Our officers have launched investigations and are piecing together vital information to determine what exactly led to the death of the pupil and we shall leave no stone unturned,” Kiminini Sub County Police Commander John Onditi stated.

Her remains were transported to Kitale County Referral Hospital for an autopsy, while the family was granted permission to make arrangements for her funeral.

The Department of Child Protection in Kenya recommends that guardians promptly report instances of missing children, emphasizing that the standard 24-hour waiting period does not apply to minors.

“Missing children cases heavily rely on the time factor for the successful return of a child,” the department states on its website.

A Kenyan police officer pictured at a crime scene.

School Closed After Missing Grade 6 Pupil Found Dead Inside Classroom