Khasoko Boys High School closed indefinitely after student dies in hospital
Khasoko Boys High School in Bumula, Bungoma County, has been closed indefinitely, with only the Form Four class remaining to continue with their studies.
This comes just a week after one of the institution’s student died while undergoing medication at the Bungoma County Referral Hospital.
The school principal Daniel Masombo, speaking to Citizen Digital on phone, said the post-mortem report showed that the boy died from acute malaria.
He added that the school closure was a recommendation by the Ministry of Education following tension that was arising after incidents of student deaths in other schools in the neighbouring Kakamega County.
Bungoma Health CEC Dr. Andrew Wamalwa said the post-mortem exercise also revealed that the student had developed a perforation in the stomach that led to Peritonitis.
Peritonitis is a condition that happens when the thin layer of tissue inside the abdomen becomes inflamed due to an infection from bacteria or fungi.
Dr, Wamalwa noted that already the county has sent a team to the school to collect food and water samples that will be sent to Nairobi for further analysis to establish the cause of the infection.
The CEC however said the death is an isolated case as there is no other similar incident that has been reported in the institution.
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