Phase reopening of schools in Baringo County Schools hangs in the balance as Lakes Baringo and Bogoria broke their banks.
The 4000 learners from 15 schools in Baringo are uncertain to sit for their exams scheduled for next week.
Confirming the incident, Ng’ambo Chief said thousands of families including school children have been displaced.
“Apart from the danger posed by the rising water, deadly animals like crocodiles and hippos dominate facilities like schools, dispensaries and churches” said Lenasheku.
There is no hope for the learners to resume classes or sit for the KNEC exam as water levels keep on rising at the rate of about 10 to 15metres daily.
Mr. Luka Kandie, Loruk Primary School head teacher said that water has covered the entire school compound to the walls of classrooms.
Among the affected schools are Loruk, Lake Baringo, Sokotei, Ng’ambo, Kiserian, Salabani Primary and Secondary schools.
Other affected schools are Rugus, Ng’enyin, Noosukro, Sintaan and Leswa Primary Schools.
Baringo Governor Stanley Kiptis, appealed to partners, both national and international to donate at least sh1.2 billion to aide relocation of the victims and also help recovery of the learning and health facilities.
Crocodiles have also been reported to be terrorizing the residents.
“The resurgent water is now putting resident’s lives at risk as they follow the lake shores closer to people’s homes and facilities,” stated Loruk resident Harun Cheburet.
Cheburet, however, asks the government to urgently intervene by allocating funds to assist relocation and reconstruction of the submerged schools structures.
He noted that already most of the learning institutions have completely submerged while others are on the verge.
Rift Valley Regional Education Director John Ololtuaa said
already his officers are collecting data of the affected schools.
“As a ministry we shall do everything possible even if it means
relocating learners to ensure no single learner misses out of
school,” Ololtuaa said.