Covid-19 has claimed the life of another school principal as the second wave of the virus continues to hit learning institutions in the country.
Sikusi Boys High School principal, Charles Mwaria, succumbed to Covid-19 related complications at Real Hospital in Eldoret Uasin Gishu County.
The family of the deceased, who died on Wednesday afternoon, termed the death as a big blow to them and the whole community.
The deceased was admitted at the hospital 14 days ago after after he complained of breathing difficulties.
Bungoma county health CEC Dr Anthony walela told journalists that the school principal might have died of Covid-19 but results are being waited from the hospital to confirm the same.
He said that contact tracing is being done and three teachers have so far been tested for Covid-19 but the results have come negative.
Walela sent his message of condolences to Sikusi Boys High School fraternity, saying it was sad to lose their principal.
The official urged residents to adhere to Covid-19 directives issued by the Ministry of Health.
“We urge area residents to observe government guidelines since we are a border county with truck drivers plying the northern corridor passing through our county,” he said.
Bungoma County Teachers Service Commission director Aden Ibrahim said that the county government has already embarked in fumigating the school.
This comes as medical practitioners in the county are still mourning Dr Robert Ayisi who passed on last week.
Ayisi succumbed to Covid-19 as he was getting treatment in a hospital in Eldoret.