Tononoka Secondary School principal Mohammed Khamisi has died of Covid-19 a week after infections were reported among 11 teaching staff.
His death was confirmed on Monday, October 26, 2020, by the school’s deputy principal, Benjamin Kitsao Nzaro.
The principal had been receiving treatment in an intensive care unit at the Coast General Hospital for the last five days.
Last week, Tononoka Secondary School and Star of the Sea were ordered closed amid fears of mass infections.
Khamis will be buried today at 3 pm in tradition with Islamic interment rituals.
Schools in Kenya began to reopen for in-person teaching on October 12 with KCPE, KCSE candidates, and Grade 4 learners reporting back first.
The candidates’ return was to give ample time for preparation of the national exams that are set to be conducted between April and June of 2021.
Teachers were directed to report back to school earlier to prepare for the safe return of students in the examination classes.
The three classes account for about 2.8 million learners. The rest of the classes were scheduled to resume today.
This includes those in pre-primary one and two, Grades one to three, Classes five to seven, and those in form 1, 2, and 3.