Female KCPE candidate attacked by lover while on way to sit Math paper

A Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) candidate from Maara Sub-County, Tharaka-Nithi County was on Tuesday morning forced to sit her Mathematics paper in hospital after she was attacked by her boyfriend.

The girl was on her way to school, when her lover attacked her with a kitchen knife.

The suspect stabbed the Iruri Primary School pupil in the head several times before fleeing.

Reason as to why the suspect committed the heinous act remains unclear.

Maara OCPD Johnstone Kabusia said First Aid was issued to the girl before she was rushed to hospital for further medical attention.

The girl went on to sit for the Mathematics examination.

Police have launched a manhunt for the suspect.

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