School in Narok closed after heavy rains rip off classrooms’ roofs

A section of the classrooms whose roofs were blown off after the heavy rains.

St. Peter’s Primary School in Narok town has been closed by the County Director of Education (CDE) Apollo Apuko until further notice after heavy rains and winds blew off the roofs of most of the classrooms.

“In consultation with the Headteacher and Board of Management (BoM), we have resolved to close the school from tomorrow to fix the damaged property and ensure the safety of the children before learning resumes,” he said.

Apuko added that he has called for a meeting with parents on Tuesday to deliberate on the best way to address the situation.

According to witness William Nkuruna, the strong winds, accompanied by heavy rains, also left electric cables hanging and learning materials almost completely destroyed.

He noted that the storm also uprooted more than 20 trees in the school compound.

The locals are now calling on the county and national governments and well-wishers to help rebuild the school to ensure learners resume their studies as soon as possible.

The region experienced heavy rains on Saturday which also led to the flooding of Narok town, blocking the Nairobi-Narok-Bomet highway for the better part of the day.

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