CS Machogu cracks the whip, names new Mukumu Girls principal and dissolves Board

Sacred Heart Mukumu Girls High School in Kakamega County where four people have died following a mysterious disease. [Benjamin Sakwa, Standard]

Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu has this afternoon made some changes at the Sacred Heart Mukumu Girls in Kakamega, owing to the ongoing situation.

Machogu has named Jane Mmbone as the new school principal and dissolved the Board of Management effective immediately.

The principal, Fridah Ndolo, has been transferred.

The CS has further ordered the destruction of all food currently under store in the school, and the overhaul of the water system.

The Ministry of Education says Government will donate water equipment worth Sh6 million for water purification.

Machogu said the changes will be done within two weeks.

This follows a ‘mysterious illness’ that has ravaged the school, leaving four people dead including three minors.

On Friday, April 14, the Health Ministry in a detailed statement said the disease could be typhoid.

Acting Director General of Health Dr Patrick Amoth said that the ministry conducted tests on food, water, and human tissue to arrive at the conclusion.

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