Khasoko Boys Closed indefinitely
Khasoko Boys Closed indefinitely. The Bumala Constituency’s Khasoko Boys High School was permanently closed after a second child died there.
In recent weeks, the school has been closed twice.
Students were sent home mid-month when a student died of an intestinal ailment. More than ten children are healing at home.
On May 17, some children mentioned having headaches and feeling weak. Hospitals across the county were used to treat them.
According to Bungoma Health Executive Andrew Wamalwa, 117 of the school’s 1,028 affected students were treated.
Of the 24 students tested, Dr. Wamalwa said that ten had malaria.
Two who had acute malaria treatment went back to school.
The county health inspectors discovered the school lacking in anti-malaria measures.
“Considering the area is experiencing serious malaria, the school had no bed nets and had not been fumigated at the beginning of the term,” stated Wamalwa.
Officials in charge of health denied food and water contamination.
It was discovered that there was no contamination after samples of the water and food were obtained and sent to the government public health laboratory in Nairobi, according to Wamalwa.
Two months had passed since the closure of Kakamega’s Sacred Heart Mukumu Girls School, where three students and a teacher had perished from contaminated water and food.
Mukumu Girls was reopened two weeks ago following a series of measures mandated by the Ministry of Health and Education. More than 500 kids were ill.
The Butere Boys School in Kakamega County was shut down after 100 students experienced cholera-like symptoms. The Kakamega County Government ruled out cholera following tests at Butere Sub-County Hospital and Kenya Medical Research Institute.