By Peter Amunga.
A female Form 4 student at Lureko Secondary School in Mumias West Constituency has died of Covid-19 related complications. She is the first to die in Kenya of covid while in an active learning situation.
Kakamega County Health Executive Dr Collins Matemba said that parents of the student have also tested positive for the virus and have been put on home-based care under close supervision.
“The student developed complications while at home and was taken to St Mary’s Mission Hospital in Mumias and later transferred to Lifecare Private Hospital in Bungoma. But it was too little too late, she succumbed moments later,” Dr Matemba said
10 other learners at the school have tested positive. Parents and teachers are currently in panic mode.
Mumias area in Kakamega county is becoming an epicenter of covid. A member of paiament from the area is also suspected to have died of covid. Most counties have no oxygen, no ventilators, no doctors. NHIF will not treat us for covid.
The stigma associated with the pandemic is making it difficult for politicians or schools from saying their true covid status. Truth is… THIS IS A GRAVE SITUATION.
RIP OUR DEAR STUDENT. Teachers…. be afraid. BE VERY AFRAID. Hii ni kifo tunachungulia.