The pupil, identified as Trizah, was found in the ceiling of an Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE) classroom.
The learners who had just reported back to school for their first-term studies were disturbed by a strong odor emanating from the ceiling opening.
They asked their teachers to help establish the source of the foul smell, thinking it could be a rodent.
To the shock of the school watchman, inside the ceiling lay the body of a young girl who was a pupil at the school.
A parent at the school, Jackson Muganda, said that the pupil disappeared immediately after sitting for the Kenya Primary School Education Assessment (KPSEA).
Sources who spoke to a local media house claimed that the girl, who stays with her grandparents near the Waitaluk area, just close to the school, had been punished after she allegedly stole her grandmother’s KSh 1,000 before she disappeared.
According to Wanyonyi, the girl was further punished after her grandmother Jackline Nyongesa sent her for water, only to return with a container of water smelling of acaricide.
“It’s not clear if the girl wanted to take away her own life with the acaricide or she wanted her grandmother to drink the water,” the neighbour added.
The deceased is 14 years old, according to the school headteacher, Douglas Amadi.
Amadi confirmed the incident and told the press that he sought the right course of action from the Ministry of Education and the police, who picked up the matter.
The headteacher was stunned that the parents and guardians of the missing girl knew she had disappeared but failed to report the matter to the police.