An 18-year-old student has lost his sight after drinking ethanol with his friends. Doctors at the Nakuru Level Five Hospital are now struggling to help him recover his sight. The young man who is a student of Narok Secondary School in Kenya drank the ethanol on Friday, November 25, after writing his Chemistry exams, but there are hopes that the student who can neither speak nor eat may recover his sight after an eye specialist visited him at the hospital to place him on special treatment.
Josephine Lankan, his mother complained bitterly when she learnt of her son’s condition.
My son did not sit his biology paper on Monday, November 28 because he could neither see, speak nor eat. The paper was brought to him while at the hospital but he was unable to do it because of his condition.’
It was wrong for the school to hide information from me until when he was being transferred to Nakuru for treatment. The Ministry of Education should probe the matter as well as allow my son to sit the papers he’s missed.’