A Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) candidate in Elgeyo Marakwet has died after he allegedly consumed methanol.
Reports indicate that the deadly chemical may have been stolen from a laboratory in Barsumbat Secondary School, where the student studies.
Another student is said to have lost his eyesight after consuming the same substance.
Sub-County Director of Education in the region, Evans Onyancha, confirmed the incident and revealed that the second victim was a Form Three student.
He, however, dismissed claims that the students were affected after drinking methanol.
According to him, they had gone on a chang’aa (illicit brew) drinking spree outside the school.