A form three student has reportedly been beaten to death by a school prefect who found him reading a bible at the St Joseph Nyabigena secondary school in Kisii county.
The form three student was pronounced dead upon arrival at the Tabaka Mission hospital where he had been rushed following the incident.
The Nation reports that the student got into an argument with the school prefect after he was fund reading a bible at 7am on Tuesday, February 26.
A student who spoke of the matter says that the prefect slapped the victim and kicked him in the stomach.
Although the administration turned down requests to speak to the media, a section of teachers have accused the school management of giving too much power to student leaders.
County Police Commander Martin Kibet who confirmed the incident said that policeare alread conducting investigations into the matter.
Officers from the Nyarambe police station interrogated the teachers after the incident but are yet to make any arrests.
Following the incident, the school head teacher Mathew Simiyu convened a quick assembly, told the students to remain calm before leaving in a hurry.
Students at the institution boycotted lunch protesting the incident as teachers called for the punishment of the culprit
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