CS Machogu Transfers Principal of Mukumu Girls and Disbands Board of Management
CS Machogu Transfers Principal of Mukumu Girls and Disbands Board of Management. Following an incident that resulted in the deaths of three pupils and one teacher, the Education Cabinet Secretary, Ezekiel Machogu, has implemented a number of modifications at Mukumu Girls High School in Kakamega County.
Machogu disbanded the Board of Management and transferred the School Principal, Frida Ndolo, during his visit to the institution on Saturday, April 15. Jane Mmbone, who had previously been the principal of Shikoti High School in the same county, took up Ndolo’s position.
Some Kenyans have expressed concern at Machogu’s decision to fire Principal Ndolo because the Teachers Service Commission (TSC), not the Cabinet Secretary, has the authority to employ, fire, or transfer teachers under the Teachers Service Commission Act of 2012.
However, the Cabinet Secretary has the legal right to announce a teacher’s transfer. It is anticipated that the TSC would formally tell Principal Ndolo of her transfer in order to resolve this issue.
Machogu also met with Western Regional Commissioner Samson Irungu and Kakamega area Governor Fernandes Baraza to discuss a sickness outbreak in the area.
The Ministry of Health said on Friday, April 14, that the unexplained illness that claimed the lives of students at Mukumu Girls High School was brought on by drinking tainted water. Test results showed the presence of microorganisms, specifically Salmonella typhi and enterotoxigenic E. coli.
The Ministry of Health notified the public in a statement that the illness is probably a combination of Salmonella typhi and E. coli, which can happen when water sources are polluted with these germs.
The statement also emphasized the high risk of person-to-person transmission of the diseases, particularly in crowded environments where people live and eat near to one another.
The government’s efforts to respond to the issue and look into what caused the illness epidemic include Machogu’s visit to Mukumu Girls High School and the adjustments that followed, such as the transfer of the Principal and dissolution of the Board of Management.
In order to protect the health and safety of students and staff, educational institutions and other settings must implement proper water sanitation and hygiene procedures. This is confirmed by the Ministry of Health’s findings that contaminated water is the disease’s likely cause.