Kaboson Girl’s High School in Bomet county was closed indefinitely for a few days to allow students and teachers to mourn the soul of a student who died in unclear circumstances at the school dormitory.
According to an official statement from the school principal Madam Beatrice Koech, the body of the form two girl, Dorcas Chepkoech was found dangling in her cubicle by fellow students in the evening.
She is said to have stayed in the dormitory in the morning as others left for class for daytime lessons.
She had a medical condition that saw her miss classes regularly thus not raising eyebrows from the teachers.
“She had bipolar disorder, many times she would miss classes and the school had accommodated her that way.
When other students went back to the dormitory for daily cleaning, they found her dangling. She hanged herself with her school tie. We are so sorry for her friends and family,” Mrs. Koech said.
She further added that the learning was stopped to allow the students to return their minds to school.
“It was devastating for all of us. We however didn’t release students to go home but invited counselors and spiritual leaders to talk to them”, she added.
Bomet county government officials, the school’s alumni were among those invited to cheer up the students. They revealed that the matter was so emotional especially to the classmates and roommates who found her first.
” It has been devastating, especially to the students who saw her first. We have tried to help them cope with the tragic death. The school administration shifted them to another dormitory in a bid to help them forget,” Mercie a counselor said.
The body of the student was taken to Longisa County referral hospital as burial plans continue. The school promised to continue with inside plans to help the other students with dealing with depression and other related mental illnesses.