TRENDING; PRINCIPAL SUCCUMBS TO CORONAVIRUS, AS ONE BOM TEACHER TESTS POSITIVE AFTER A MINI STAFF MEETING
HE DIED SERVING
Ober Boys High School has tested the wrath of the novel coronavirus. This is after the school’s principal succumbed to the novel coronavirus last week.
The principal who has been identified as Maurice Muholo is said to have held a staff meeting before his unexpected demise.
Another young teacher who attended the meeting has also tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Confirming the incident, County Health Executive Richard Muga said that the infected teacher is a 24-year-old employed on contract terms by the school’s board of management.
The teacher was residing within the school compound alone, now that he is not married.
Mr. Muholo traveled from Migori County, Suna East Sub-County on 19th May 2020.
The staff meeting was attended by five teachers; the principal, deputy principal, two teachers and the school bursar to deliberate on a construction project within the school compound.
It was after this meeting that the principal went back home in Migori where he started feeling unwell. He went to local health facilities in Migori County but his health deteriorated.
PRINCIPAL DENIED ADMISSION TO THE AGA KHAN HOSPITAL DUE TO LACK OF A COMPREHENSIVE MEDICAL COVER
He was later referred to the Aga Khan Hospital in Kisumu but he could not be admitted due to lack of a comprehensive insurance.
Mr. Muholo had to be taken to Inuka Hospital in Kisumu where he passed on arrival.
Relevant authorities have already been alerted to quickly trace the teachers’ contacts.
SELF-QUARANTINE FOR CLOSE CONTACTS
The other four cases that came into contact with the principal were advised to self-quarantine for the mandatory 14 days.
Samples from the four cases were taken to KEMRI for testing.
The 24-year-old teacher who tested positive for the novel coronavirus has since been taken to Malela isolation centre for treatment.