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Drama as parents storm School in Nyandarua over alcoholism,poor performance

The parents also accused the management of embezzling funds at the watch of education officials in the area calling for inquiry on the matter.

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Irate parents of Mlimani Primary school,Ngorika in Nyandarua County.PHOTO/Courtesy.

There was drama on Monday morning at Mlimani Primary School in Ngorika, Nyandarua County after angry parents stormed the school leading to its closure just hours after pupils reported to commence their first term.

The parents who cited poor performance, alcoholism among teachers and neglect by the government to rehabilitate the school, withdrew their children.

In a peaceful demonstration, the irate parents called on the Ministry of Education to intervene in the matter and ensure the school is in good shape before learners can resume classes

“The school is in a poor state with classrooms almost collapsing especially during this rainy season. The Ministry should address this issue lest we have a disaster in this school” said Margaret Wambui- a parent at the school.

Sentiments echoed by Ms Esther Kang’iri.

Kang’iri wondered why the government transferred teachers who were performing well in the school and their slots were taken by those she termed as lazy.

According to her, the move has contributed to the poor performance among learners in the school that used to perform well.

“The government has contributed to the fall of the school by transferring teachers and replacing them with lazy ones. In addition, the school head and his teachers are never sober while attending school hence poor management” she said.

The parents also accused the management of embezzling funds at the watch of education officials in the area calling for an inquiry on the matter.

This has seen many parents withdraw their children with only 70 learners left in the school at the moment.

Attempts to get the school head’s comment on the matter were in vain.

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Nyandarua school closed after teachers, pupils test positive for COVID-19

County Minister for Health, John Mungai said samples were collected on Monday after 70 pupils visited a local dispensary with diarrhoea and sore throats issues.

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Uhuru Primary School in Nyandarua County had been closed temporarily after 16 pupils and 4 teachers tested positive for COVID-19, raising a red flag over mass infection risk in learning institutions.

County Minister for Health, John Mungai said samples were collected on Monday after 70 pupils visited a local dispensary with diarrhoea and sore throats issues.

“eight tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday with the number escalating by Tuesday which prompted the indefinite closure of the school,” he stated.

County Minister for Education, Ndung’u Wangenye on his part noted that the students who tested positive were stable and under home-based care.

Health and education officials have enhanced surveillance in the neighbouring schools to contain the spread. Mr Wangenye called on parents, pupils and teachers to follow the laid out protocols.

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Nyandarua ambulance crashes in Gilgil killing two

The bodies were taken to Gilgil Sub-County Hospital Mortuary and the wreckage towed to Gilgil Police Station.

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The ambulance wreckage at the scene of accident. Photo/Courtesy

Two people have died in an accident involving an ambulance at Karunga Shopping Center on the Gilgil- Olkalau road.

The driver and a nurse from the County Government of Nyandarua were from making a referral at Kenyatta National Hospital, Nairobi.

The two were attached to JM Memorial hospital, Ol Kalou.

Gilgil police boss John Onditi confirmed the incident adding that the driver lost control while swerving to avoid a pothole on the road.

“The male driver and the paramedic nurse died on the spot,” he said advising motorists to exercise caution on the dilapidated road.

The bodies were taken to Gilgil Sub-County Hospital Mortuary and the wreckage towed to Gilgil Police Station.

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