Emmanuel Kirimi Kaimenyi, a form one student in Kilungu Boys who passed away just ten days after admission succumbed to an infection according to the school’s officials.
In a press release on Sunday, February 4 Chairman of the school’s Board of Management Kennedy Malinda, disclosed that an autopsy conducted by the Government pathologist at Chiromo Mortuary indicated that the cause of Kirimi’s untimely death was a natural death caused by an infection and not physical injuries as had been alleged.
“I had promised to issue a statement on the unfortunate incident of our student who passed on at Kilungu Boys School.
“The postmortem was done this afternoon at Chiromo Mortuary by the Government pathologist in the presence of all interested parties. The results indicated that it was a natural death caused by an infection,” Malinda stated.
Emmanuel Kirimi Death
The school principal Geoffrey Muema had earlier provided details on the sequence of events leading to the student’s demise.
“The student requested one of his classmates to escort him to the toilets, and his condition suddenly worsened,” explained Muema.
Muema also added that Kirimi became unconscious and was later rushed Kilungu sub county hospital by two teachers.
“Emmanuel Kirimi a Form One student got stomach upset at 10:30 am. He was rushed to the deputy principal’s office and then to the hospital located 800 metres from the school,” he said.
The principal later received a call from the teachers’ asking him to join them at the hospital after attempts to resuscitate Kirimi proved unsuccessful.
The principal also informed the education office and reported the sudden death to Kilungu police station.
Family of Emmanuel Karimi
The boy’s father, Joshua Kaimenyi, was notified to come to the school after his son had taken ill.
Travelling from Isinya in Kajiado County, he reached Kilungu around 6 pm, only to be met with the tragic news that Kirimi had passed away.
Unfortunately, the student’s body had already been transported to Kilungu Hospital mortuary by that time.
The family initially believed Kirimi might have been a victim of excessive bullying, and suspicions arose that the school was withholding information adding that injuries were visible, especially on his forehead.
However, the autopsy results have dispelled these speculations, attributing the cause of death to an infection.
The school management had affirmed that they will corporate with the relevant authorities to address the situation and provide support to the grieving family.