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KCSE candidate rushed to hospital after pill to ‘boost brain capacity’ backfires

A KCSE candidate was on Monday morning rushed to hospital unconscious after he took a drug that he thought would boost his brain capacity during the exam.

The incident happened at Kiranga Secondary School in Kandara, Murang’a County.

Deputy principal Jonathan Kibe told police that the Form Four student took the drug known as Heridol with other students who were not affected.

Their intention, he said, was to “enhance their brain capacity in order to pass (the) KCSE examination”.

“The student named got unconscious and has been rushed to Kandara Sub County Hospital for treatment and he is due to take his examination at the same facility,” reads the police report.