According to initial accounts, the student complained of chest symptoms to the school’s deputy principal, who disregarded her, only to be discovered dead in her bed later. The family of Ebbie Noela Samuels learnt of their daughter’s death on Saturday, March 9, but their efforts to obtain answers were futile due to the lack of information provided.
New information has emerged after DCI George Kinoti shared information about the strange death of a Gatanga CCM Secondary School student in March 2019.
According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), investigations are ongoing, and it has been revealed that the girl was brutally attacked by a senior administrative member during nighttime preps, on charges that her hair was styled in violation of school standards.
The Form 1 pupil died despite conflicting claims from the school administration, which had previously stated that she died in her sleep after complaining of chest symptoms throughout the day.
Furthermore, the school’s vice principal stated that the dead was brought to the hospital after becoming ill but died while receiving treatment, but the facility rejected the story, claiming that they got no such care.
Ebbie went to bed that night in excruciating discomfort.
That was the last time her classmates saw her alive, and all attempts to rouse her up the next morning were useless.
According to the school, the “Form One student had fallen from her bed the night before her classmates spotted her still corpse.”
The DCI is also looking into the school’s alleged efforts to impede justice by supplying information that contradicted recorded statements.
Students in various sections of the country recorded the remarks at their homes.
“Investigations are advanced, and it is only a matter of time before the culprits of Ebby’s murder are brought to justice and held accountable for their acts,” Mr. Kinoti added.
He also promised that anyone wanting to contribute further information would be safeguarded and their names would be kept hidden.
The school’s name was changed from Gatanga CCM Girls High School to St Anuarite Gatanga Girls School.