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Sunday, 9 November 2014


Grief as Standard Eight pupil choked to death by stolen chapati
Saboti MP David Wafula has sent his condolences to the parents of a Standard Eight pupil of Matisi Primary School Elvis Simiyu who died after he was choked by stolen chapati. Simiyu was due to sit for his examinations.
Wafula asked teachers to employ cooks instead of assigning pupils to prepare food whenever they have visitors. The deceased who was among pupils who were assigned to prepare food in the kitchen for parents during the prayer day that was held in the school but he was chocked by a chapati as they prepared the food. Another source by one of the  pupils said he was shocked as he was cheated that the teacher was coming in and the chapati was already in the mouth where he decided to swallow for fear that he could be punished.
Simiyu died immediately. The body was lying at the Kitale Mortuary by press time waiting for the burial after the KCPE examination is over.
The MP encouraged pupils in primary and secondary students in his constituency to work hard and said those who perform well will be helped with bursaries from CDF kitty. Wafula said poverty should not hinder their vision.
The Matisi ward administrator Rodgers Wanyonyi told parents with students in secondary, tertiary colleges and university to pick bursary forms from their MCA and his office for next year disbursement. Wanyonyi asked residents to work together with their leaders in order to achieve the targeted development goals.
Among those who had sent their message condolences were Trans Nzoia county administrator of Youth Bunge Joseph Wandera and Nicholass Wamalwa.