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School Principal at Tononoka High School Dies of COVID-19

Tononoka Secondary School principal Mohammed Khamis succumbed to Covid-19 leading to his burial on Monday 3 pm under Islamic rites.

His loss came days following the school was closure that was led by reports of Covid-19 infections. He was eulogised as humble.

Tononoka secondary school deputy principal Benjamin Kitsao Nzaro affirmed his departure on Monday. Khamis passed away while admitted at Mombasa hospital under ICU for a week.

Two High schools in Mombasa was last week shut down after 15 teachers were confirmed positive for coronavirus.

Mombasa county commissioner Gilbert Kitiyo announced 11 teachers from Tononoka secondary School and 4r others from Mama Ngina Secondary School tested positive for the virus.

At Mama Ngina High School, learning went on as usual despite the cases. Star of the Sea School, however, requested for samples and according to a circular from the management signed by headteacher A. Mulinge, the school was closed for fumigation.

At Machakos, 4 teachers were quarantined after a form 4 candidate tested positive for COVID-19. Covid_19 cases were also reported in schools in Nandi Hills and Kakamega County.

Education CS George Magoha has warned learning institutions against a further resumption of learning, with 931 more people testing positive for Covid-19 on Sunday.

“The government has not authorised the further reopening of other schools in public, private or international schools… that decision is yet to be considered by the Cabinet and when we get to it, the nation shall be told,” Magoha said.


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