• Kisumu county director of education Isaac Atebe said the 14-year-old boy and 16-year-old girl were heading to school at around 6:30 am for their exams.
• The boy was aboard a motorbike as a passenger when the motorcycle collided with another injuring him and the girl who was walking along the road.
Two KCPE exam candidates in Kisumu were on Monday morning involved in an accident as they headed to school.
Kisumu county director of education Isaac Atebe said the 14-year-old boy and 16-year-old girl were heading to school at around 6.30am for their exams.
The boy was aboard a motorbike as a passenger when the motorcycle collided with another, injuring him and the girl who was walking along the road.
The two were rushed to the Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital in Kisumu.
The girl was treated and discharged as the boy was admitted.
Dr Abdi Kadir, the medical officer at the casual unit, said they received the two students around 6.40am.
“He sustained swelling on the right lower limb and on examination, he was immediately taken for an x-ray which showed a fracture of the right leg just below the knee,” Kadir said.
He said they have immobilized the fractured leg with plaster and given him painkillers. The boy is currently admitted to the surgical ward.
The doctor said the boy is allowed to write the exams; his general mental status is okay apart from the pain. He said he did not sustain any other injuries.
The doctor said the discharged girl did not sustain any physical trauma. She had a slight short tissue injury on the elbow and was given painkillers, counselled and discharged.
He noted that they will be checking on her.
Atebe, county commissioner Josephine Ouko and TSC CEO Nancy Macharia visited the boy.
“The doctors are treating him with a view of stabilizing him so that we can see if he will be able to attempt the exam depending on the doctor's advice,” Atebe said.
The county has 33,724 candidates sitting for the KCPE exams.
Edited by Kiilu Damaris