As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to cause damage, Bungoma County KUPPET officials have urged the government to ensure teachers are working in a safe environment. Bungoma branch chairman David Barasa said most of the teachers are above 50 years and are more vulnerable to the disease. He said even though he supports the decision to reopen schools, teachers also need to be given proper care so that they don’t succumb to Covid-19.
His sentiments were echoed by branch treasurer Rebecca Masibayi who called upon the students to continue adhering to the Ministry of Health protocols to curb the spread of the virus. They were speaking at Cheptais high school during the farewell ceremony of the former principal of the institution Jacob Psero Maruga who retired after serving for more than thirty years. Psero thanked all whom he worked with in various institutions saying they have been instrumental in his progress in his life and profession. Cheptais high school acting principal Douglas Marango said that the school’s fraternity is focused on improving its academic performance.