An elderly parent collapsed at Kingwende Secondary School in Kwale after he was asked to pay Sh16,000 school fees yet he had only Sh800.
The man, Chale Ndaikwa from Kinango sub-county, had taken his daughter for admission after she scored 319 marks.
Ndaikwa started to diarrhea and vomit and later collapsed in what may have been a coincidence.
But the girl named Fatuma Chale said: “Father had only Sh800. I think he was shocked by the amount he was supposed to pay as he thought what he had was enough.”
School principal Peninah Mwinyi said the two arrived at 7 pm and seemed “very exhausted”.
“We explained to him what he was supposed to pay and he seemed too shocked. He fainted … we rushed him to Msambweni hospital … he was discharged at midnight,” Mwinyi said on Wednesday.
Ndaikwa depends on his charcoal business to sustain his family of seven. He has two other children in high school.