Chania Boys High School’s principal Allan Macharia has died. The school head is reported to have collapsed during a meeting at the school on the afternoon of Thursday, July 23.
Thika Sub-County police boss Beatrice Kiraguri confirmed his death saying principal was pronounced dead on arrival at the Thika Level 5 Hospital where he was rushed.
Further reports showed that the deceased was in his office with the secretary and the school bursar when he developed breathing difficulty. He further stated that the deceased arrived at the school in the morning and held a two-hour meeting with a board member and a contractor over the construction of a new dormitory.
The principal had helped the school get a school bus early last year.
“I was called from my house by the bursar. I found the deceased inside his car so I drove him to the hospital where he was pronounced dead,” said Wahome.
Wahome further said according to the secretary, the headteacher complained of shortness of breath and walked out of his office to his car where he collapsed. Thika West Heads Association chairman Julius Muraya described the teacher as a hardworking and selfless man who loved his job.
“The deceased was not only a colleague but a close family friend, I am deeply saddened by his death,” said the Thika High School principal.
Muraya also said the deceased was on medication after suffering a heart attack three years ago and was hospitalised at the Agha Khan Hospital. In addition, Muraya said the deceased who was a long-serving principal of Kirogo Boys in Murang’a County was transferred closer home in order to manage his health. His son Mwangi Macharia described his father as a loving and caring man who provided for his family. His body was moved to the Kenyatta University morgue.