The worrying trend of disease outbreaks in schools in the Western region has prompted officials from the Ministry of Health and Education to move in to help find an appropriate solution to contain the situation.
The delegation from the ministries led by Health CS Susan Nakhumicha and Education PS Belio Kipsang on Wednesday visited Kakamega County which has since seen two schools shut indefinitely.
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The officials touring the county held a crisis meeting with the leadership of Kakamega county spearheaded by Governor Fernandes Barasa and the Regional Commissioner Samson Irungu Macharia.
The aim of the meeting was to update the visiting team from the national government on the health situation in the county which has seen two schools closed after a cholera scare early this week.
The ministry of education on Monday 3rd April 2023 suspended school learning in Mukumu Girls High School indefinitely following the death of two students in a suspected case of consuming food and water infected with bacteria.
Butere Boys’ High School on the other hand was closed indefinitely on Tuesday 4th April 2023 following a cholera scare.
All students were sent home after 100 students complained of stomach irritation that led to diarrhoea.
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