•They said Ebby had styled her hair, against the school regulations and was summoned by the deputy principal.
•"When she came back, her body was all swollen as she told me that the deputy had hit her badly and she was in a lot of pain," one classmate said.
For three years, the family of a 15-year-old who died mysteriously in school is still yet to get justice.
Ebby Noelle Samuels was a form one student at Gatanga CCM High school, that has since been renamed to St Anuarite Gatanga Girl’s school.
On March 20, 2019, Ebby's mother Martha Wanjiru received a call from Ebby's school informing her that the daughter was unwell and had been taken to a nearby hospital.
When she got to Naidu Hospital in Thika, she found the body of her daughter with a swollen stomach.
"Upon inquiring, the school told me that Ebby had fallen off from her bed at night and was rushed to the hospital," she told the media on Thursday.
"The hospital however told me that my daughter had been taken there already dead."
Unsatisfied with the explanation, Wanjiru dug deeper from her classmates.
After the story was featured on the media, Ebby's classmates came out to disclose that the deceased had been badly beaten by the school deputy principal the evening she was found dead.
They said Ebby had styled her hair, against the school regulations and was summoned by the deputy principal.
"When she came back, her body was all swollen as she told me that the deputy had hit her badly and she was in a lot of pain," one classmate said.
The DCI said they had taken over the case but the school was very hostile.
They were now recording statements from the students during the ongoing holiday.