In Summary
  • Tyson Sunga was a KCSE candidate at St. Paul's Odendo Secondary.
  • His body was found floating on the waters by a fisherman.
  • It was taken to Sori Lakeside mortuary for post-mortem examination.

A family in Nyatike, Migori County is mourning the death of their 19-year-old son who drowned in Lake Victoria hours before he sat the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams.

Tyson Sunga, a candidate at St. Paul's Odendo Secondary, is said to have gone to wash his clothes at Sori Beach when the tragedy occurred.

Nyatike Sub-County Police Commander Stella Too told the Nation that the student left home on Sunday afternoon to the lake, only for his body to be later found floating on the waters by a fisherman.

EPILEPTIC

“He had gone to the lake for laundry. Unfortunately, he drowned in the process. Reports from the family indicate that the boy was epileptic and could have suffered a severe attack although the matter is under investigations,” she said.

The body was taken to Sori Lakeside mortuary for post-mortem examination.

KCSE candidate Tyson Sunga

Locals and police on November 3, 2019 carry away the body of KCSE candidate Tyson Sunga who drowned in Lake Victoria. PHOTO | IAN BYRON | NATION MEDIA GROUP

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