Pupils at Sosit Primary School in Bureti constituency have been sent home to fetch water for handwashing, mopping of classrooms and other purposes.
The pupils were sent home at around 10am after it emerged that there was no water in the school.
"The schools in the area are inadequately prepared for schools reopening due to lack of water in the face of Covid-19," said Kenneth Chelule a Sossit Primary school old boy.
Major trading centers in Bureti among them Litein, Kapkaet have been grappling with an acute shortage of water after Bomet Water and Sanitation Company (Bowasco) cut water supply to Kericho due to accrued water bills.
Sosit Primary school headteacher, was unavailable for immediate comment.
Education officials in the county were evasive over the incident with the County Director of Education Rose Sagara referring us to her junior in Bureti sub-county.
"I don't know about the incident. It's the sub-county director of education's responsibility to investigate the matter and give me the report. Use your means to find the information from the officer," she said.
At AIC Visa Oshwal primary school in Baringo the school headteacher Joseph Karanja said that over 70 per cent of students turned up.
He noted that the school has 1525 pupils, thus becoming hard to achieve the social distancing.
"For now we have tried to, but it is difficult to achieve social distancing," Karanja said.