Kullow Maalim Hassan died in a city hospital.
It's spanking new, has basic amenities, and boasts enough space to accommodate over 4,000 traders.
Chuka Sub County Police Commander Paul Kuria says the incident happened on March 24 between 1am and 3am.
Some of the students complained of diarrhoea, fatigue and breathlessness.
Families have been displaced and rendered homeless in highland areas in the county.
Ms Lesuuda wondered how bandits continue to terrorise locals despite the presence of police and the military.