Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu on May 27, 2023, commissioned a purified water drinking station at Mukumu Girls High School in Kakamega County. The installation of this water station comes in response to a reported disease outbreak within the school.
The Ministry of Health had on April 2023 released a statement where it linked the outbreak in Mukumu Girls to contaminated water. The outbreak led to the death of three (2 students and one staff) and a number of students being admitted at Kakamega County Referral Hospital
The CS took the opportunity to address the issue of schools by providing a safe and reliable source of drinking water for the students and staff.
Ezekiel Machogu also promised primary and secondary schools that they would receive government capitation funds within the following week. The CS noted that the government is committed to supporting schools to ensure that they have the necessary resources to deliver quality education.
The purified water drinking station launched Mukumu Girls High School was sponsored by Interphase Food Company Ltd.
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