Sombre mood as Mombasa’s Shikaadabu Secondary Principal dies

The late Principal Shikaadabu of Shikaadabu Secondary School James King'ori

Shikaadabu Secondary School Senior Principal James King’ori died Sunday night while undergoing treatment at Aga Khan Hospital in Mombasa.

The rising of sun on Monday witnessed students at the school in Likoni Sub-county and villagers mourn the death of King’ori.

Mombasa Governor at Abdullswamad Sherrif Nassir at Shikaadabu early this year.

The death of Kingo’ri has shocked so many people, including the staff members of the school and the entire Shikaadadu community, and Likoni Sub-county education officer and Mombasa County at large.

Board of Management of the school, described the principal has a hard working administrator  who changed the institution becoming  one of the biggest day secondary in Likoni with a total of 1300 students.


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Many said the late was a mentor, a father and always concerned about the welfare of both teachers and students going to extent of calling parents when students left the institution, said one of the alumni whom did not want her name to be mentioned.

The late senior Principal of Shikaadabu Secondary James King’ori

During his time in school, whenever the county administration of Mombasa disburses bursaries for the needy student’s form he ensured that no child was left behind in day secondary school.

The late started teaching in Kilifi County, at St George’s Boys Secondary School, Kaloleni Sub-county and was later promoted to principal in Mariakani Secondary School where he saved for ten years.

The Teachers Services Commission (TSC) Coast region has described the death of Kingo’ori as a big loss to the family, school and teaching fraternity.

He will be remembered for so many things he has done in school changing the face of institution in terms of development.

By Collins Akong’o

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