Isaac Mwaura Lists Counties Where Schools Are Yet to Reopen

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Government Spokesperson Isaac Mwaura has revealed the number of schools in different counties that are yet to reopen despite the directive.

While speaking during a press briefing on Monday, May 13, Mwaura stated most of the schools that did not open today were in Nyeri County this is due to mudslides

Per the Spokesperson 44 primary schools and 27 secondary schools are yet to reopen countrywide.

In Nyeri County, 12 primary and 16 secondary schools remain closed due to flooded classrooms and toilets. Mwaura added that the sloppy terrain in the county was also disadvantaging the students.

Government Spokesperson Isaac Mwaura addressing the nation on February 1, 2024.


Isaac Mwaura

At least five schools in Kisumu County remain closed. This has been caused by overflowing water from Lake Victoria which has submerged some of the schools.

Only two schools remain closed in West Pokot County after bridges leading to the two institutions were washed away making the schools inaccessible.

In Nakuru County, one school remains closed since it has been hosting flood victims who were displaced by the heavy rainfall.

“A secondary school in Kirinyaga County which has a sunken toilet has pushed backwards its opening date to later this week,” he stated adding that 10 other schools were closed in Kilifi County.

Mwaura called upon parents and guardians to take caution and ensure their children are safe while going to school, especially at 6 am and 6 pm.

He also asked school administrations to check updates from relevant departments to ensure children do not go to school when it is flooding or there is a mudslide.

“National and the County Multi-Agency teams are working to ensure that repairs are done to create a safe environment for students to resume learning,” he stated.

The delay in reopening was due to the heavy rains and flooding which submerged a few schools and also destroyed key infrastructure in the institutions.

He also noted that the government had suffered a Ksh80 billion loss due to the floods that hit the country in th past month. Mwaura noted that road infrastructure was most affected by the floods.

A bus belonging to Moi Girls High School swept by floods.



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