As schools reopen for the first time after they were shut in March due to Covid-19, the fate of more than 5,000 learners in flood-prone of Baringo South is unknown as 15 schools swallowed by the rising Lake Baringo water are yet to be rebuilt by the government as promised.
Learning institutions bordering the lake, and which were submerged, needed to be relocated and rebuilt in safer areas.
Lake Baringo water level has risen significantly since March, submerging schools, health facilities, churches and homesteads, among others.
This led to the displacement of more than 10,000 locals.
The affected schools include Salabani Secondary, Ng’ambo Girls Secondary, Lake Baringo Mixed Secondary, Ng’ambo, Sintaan, Leswa, Lorok, Loruk, Loropil, Noosukro, Kiserian, Loruk, Ilng’arua, Ng’enyin, Sokotei and Salabani primary schools.