School loses six classrooms as roof is ripped off by storms

This is what remained of the roof of the six classrooms.

Students of St Peters Nyakemincha Secondary School in Bonyamatuta Ward of Nyamira County may not have a place to study when schools reopen for second term that will start in a week.

This follows the ripping off of the roofs of six of their classrooms by storms that have pounded the area in the last few days.

Area Parish Priest Fr James Obaigwa said that the corrugated iron sheets were thrown over 200 metres away from the compound.

“It is bad this happened but we thank God that it was during the holiday when children are at home,” he said, calling on wellwishers to donate money to reconstruct the institution.

Area MP Steve Mogaka who visited the school said the area has been experiencing heavy windy rains that have also destroyed crops.

West Mogirango MP Steve Mogaka visited the school.

The evening heavy rain destroyed also the section that hosts the Junior Secondary School (JSS).

The MP pledged to mobilize resource from the NGCDF office to help in renovation before schools reopen.

The head teacher said the loss was huge and will need the input of the board before any estimates are made.

The school principal said it will be repaired before schools reopen for second term.

“The damage is big; I will only be able to state the exact figure after consultation with members of the board and get a valuer to guide us,” he said, promising to move with speed to do the repairs in the few days remaining to opening.

On learning about the incident, Nyamira County Director of Education Samuel Kega felt concerned about the misfortune. He expressed optimism that the school will be repaired soon to enable learners begin their second term studies comfortably.

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By Enock Okong’o 

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