Classrooms at Makhukhuni in Matete destroyed after heavy rainfall

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A section of collapsed classrooms at Makhukhuni primary school
A section of collapsed classrooms at Makhukhuni primary school

Over 160 pupils of Makhukhuni primary school in Matete, Kakamega county will be forced to take classes from outside classrooms when learning resumes after heavy rainfall caused a wanton destruction at the school.

According to the school’s head teacher Mrs. Selpher Wetiva, three classrooms were destroyed during a heavy downpour.

She said that the collapsed classrooms were those used by ECDE children and Grade one and two pupils.

The head teacher said it is lucky that the incident occurred during this time when schools have closed following the outbreak of Coronavirus in the country saying had it happened during normal school days there could have been causalities.

The head teacher said the school which is among the oldest schools in the region with a total population of over 1,000 pupils is faced with shortage of classrooms after a total of eight classrooms were condemned by department of public health in the area.

Mrs. Wetiva has estimated the total damage caused by the heavy rainfall destruction to cost over Kshs. 3 million, appealing to both national and county government of Kakamega as well as  well-wishers to help the school.