Parents have sworn not to release their daughters to school as the government releases the reopening program for Sacred heart Mukumu Girls. The school was closed down three weeks ago after three students succumbed to a bacterial infection.

A stakeholders meeting was held at the school where opening dates were was determined for each class.

Form Four students will report back on Tuesday May 3 followed by Form Threes on May 4 , forms two and one will then report on May 6 and May 8 respectively.

Western Regional Commissioner Irungu Macharia said the Ministry of Education has been informed that the school is ready to start operating as from May.

“We have told the Cabinet Secretary and the PS that the school is ready for opening starting May 2,” Macharia said.

Parents have however faulted this move saying they don’t feel safe to release their students to school just yet as they don’t have any proof that the school destroyed food that was in the stores.

The school was closed by the Western Regional Education officer Jerald Obiero on April 2, after deaths of the students and a teacher that occurred after consumption of contaminated food.

“It is in the interest of both learners and the school. We have agreed that learning is suspended as we address the key issues.” Obiero said then.

Education cabinet secretary Ezekiel Machogu, visited  the school on Saturday, he said President William Ruto has directed Mukumu Girls to be given 5 million to reorganize the reopening. The CS also promised that all the foodstuff at the school will be destroyed.


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