19 schools in Baringo and Kisumu County remain submerged ahead of resumption on October 12. Students from these learning institutions have been left stranded.
The two areas have been experiencing heavy downpour in the past few months, a situation that has left many area flooded
Education Official from Baringo South, George Okeyo revealed that 11 schools in the area have been affected by the rising levels of Lake Baringo.
“The effect is massive with two secondary schools completely gone and nine primary schools also submerged in water.
“If schools were to open next week as was announced, it means the candidates of these schools will have to be placed in other schools,” he said.
In Ahero, Kisumu County, Oseth Primary School is among the eight learning institutions in the area that have been left submerged by heavy rains that pounded the area.
Residents have been forced to use boats as modes of transport with teachers asking for a directive from the government on the reopening of the schools.
“If only we can get portable tents and portable toilets so that our students can resume learning on Monday, October 12,” noted one of the teachers.
Schools in Elgeyo Marakwet have also been affected by the heavy downpour that caused flash floods back in April.