Uasin Gishu: School Closed After A student Collapses And Dies

Arnesen’s High School in Uasin Gishu County has been closed indefinitely following the death of a Form One student in what parents and residents suspect could be due to Covid-19.

There was tension at the school on Sunday morning with anti-riot police officers deployed after the learners threatened to go on strike over the incident.

However, the school and other stakeholders met and agreed to shut the learning centre.

There was tension at the school on Sunday morning with anti-riot police officers deployed after the learners threatened to go on strike over the incident.

However, the school and other stakeholders met and agreed to shut the learning centre.

Uasin Gishu County Commissioner Stephen Kihara confirmed the incident but declined to say whether the death was due to Covid-19 or not.

“I am aware of the matter but I cannot confirm whether it was Covid-19 or not. We leave that to the professionals,” said Mr Kihara, who also co-chairs Covid-19 response team in the devolved unit.

A source at the learning institution said that the Form One student had gone to the school’s sanatorium in the company of other students.

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