A form three student of St Joseph’s Nyabigena High School has succumbed from injuries after being beaten by a school prefect who found him reading a Bible.
The High School student from Kisii County was pronounced dead upon arrival at the Tabaka Mission hospital.
He is stated to have been taken to the hospital following the uncouth beating.
According to reports, the student got into an argument with the school prefect after he was found reading a Bible at 7am on Tuesday.
Speaking on the incident, another student revealed that the prefect, who is a form four student, slapped the victim and kicked him in the stomach severally.
The victim is claimed to have been the only son in his family and he was in the institution courtesy of a well-wisher after losing his mother in 2015.
Following the incident, a section of teachers have accused the school management of giving too much power to student leaders.
Reports assert that the school head teacher Mathew Simiyu convened a quick assembly shortly after, and told the students to remain calm before leaving the school in a hurry.
Confirming the report, County Police Commander Martin Kibet noted that police are already conducting investigations into the matter.
Officers from the Nyarambe police station interrogated the teachers after the incident but are yet to make any arrests.