More than five schools in Busia County have remained inaccessible for Grade Four, Class Eight and Form Four because of floods.
The flooding has been attributed by River Nzoia breaking its banks, displacing thousands of people and destroying property of unknown value. Budalangi, which lies in the floodplains of rivers Nzoia and Yala experiences floods every year
Five schools in Budalang’i constituency were affected and closed indefinitely; Musoma ACK Primary and Igigo Buongo Primary, Musoma Secondary and Rugunga Special School.
Stephen Barongo, Western regional director of education stated that learners from the affected schools have been relocated to other schools.
Students of Musoma Secondary are now learning at Sango Teachers Training College
Pupils at at Musoma ACK Primary have been taken to Rugunga Primary School.
Igigo Primary School have been moved to Budalang’i Primary.
Students at Buongo Primary have been taken to Mubwayo.
Rugunga Special School have been relocated to Lugale
Mr Barongo further confirmed that schools in the region that served as rescue centres for flood victims had been fumigated and were safe for the learners.
Florence Mutua, Busia woman represantative urged the government to hasten the renovation of the affected schools before full learning resumes.
“We want learners from the affected schools assisted so that they can catch up with their education. Pit latrines are flooded and this puts the health of the children at risk of diseases like cholera and bilharzia,” Ms Mutua said.