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.


Published by MWALIMU Amunga Akhanyalabandu

Passionate about Advocacy on the REAWAKENING teachers in Kenya and reporting on the MULEMBE Nation. Having worked at the Kenya National Union OF TEACHERS in the advocacy department, I will be able to detail and explain about the welfare of teachers and their point of view on socio economic and political matters. Luhyia are the 2nd most populous ethnic group in Kenya. They are blessed with great land, topography, climate, resources and human Resource. We are also keen on Luhya Renaissance is about making the Mulembe People aware of their blessings, appreciating those blessings, defending them and putting them to proper use for the current and future generations.

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