Strong winds destroy laboratory at Mukuyu Girls Secondary School in Lugari

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A section of the destroyed laboratory at Mukuyu girls secondary school as a result of strong winds
A section of the destroyed laboratory at Mukuyu girls secondary school destroyed by strong winds

The Principal and Board of Management (BOM) at Mukuyu secondary school in Lugari Sub County have appealed for help after strong winds destroyed the only laboratory facility in the school.

According to the principal Mrs. Christina Kitiabi the winds ripped off iron sheets from the laboratory and blew them several meters away from the compound.

“We had a wild wind which was blowing all over the school and it ended up destroying the lab and that is the only facility we have for science practicals,” said Mrs. Kitiabi.

However, she said nobody was injured in the 2 pm incident noting that none of the students, teachers or subordinate staff was near the building when the tragedy struck. “Our parents should not be worried because all students are safe,” she said.

The principal has estimated the cost of the damage to be Kshs. 500,000 and appealed to well-wishers to assist in reconstructing the building saying that the school alone cannot manage to cater for the costs since the funds they received from the ministry are strictly assigned to tuition.

She expressed her fear that if a quick intervention was not taken the situation might greatly affect students especially form four candidates for they don’t have any other place to do science practical.

She added that if not renovated during this dry spell the building could be destroyed further once the rainy season begins.

Her sentiments were echoed by the BOM chair Mr. Simon Bulimu, his deputy Shuma Carlos and Mrs. Mary Libulele a board member who all appealed to well-wishers and both the County and national government to intervene and help them raise the money required to renovate the building so that learning can resume in the facility.

“We are in need of Kshs. 500, 000 and we appeal to our local leaders, County and national governments to help us raise the figure and repair the building,” they said.