Mohammed Hamis, Tononoka Secondary Principal, has passed away after a short battle with the Covid-19 virus.
The school’s deputy principal Nzaro confirmed the unfortunate news. This comes five days after the school was closed down when some teachers tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Gilbert Kitiyo, the Mombasa County Commissioner last week Wednesday confirmed that 11 teachers at Tononoka Secondary had tested positive for the virus.
Kitiyo added that more samples were taken away as they waited for results. Students, on the other hand, were sent home, making them miss sitting for the assessment tests.
The Teachers Service Commission sent a message of condolence stating;
“Following Mr Mohammed Hamis demise, Tononoka Secondary school principal, we the TSC stands and consoles with the family, students, and teachers, during this difficult moment,” read the message from TSC.
The deceased was buried at the Kikowani cemetery as per the Muslim burial ceremony. According to reports, Mr Hamis underwent treatment at a Mombasa hospital before passing on.
The phased reopening of schools commenced on Monday, October 12, with grade four, standard eight, and form four students reporting to school first.
Covid-19 numbers in the country
At the same time, a section of parents have expressed their concern regarding the rising number of covid-19 cases in the country.
On Sunday, Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe warned that the country was headed for the second wave of covid-19.
The health CS attributed the surge in numbers to carelessness after the government eased some of the covid-19 measures put in place.
On Monday, Mombasa county reported the highest number of covid-19 infections with 71 people testing positive.
Ali Hassan Joho, the Mombasa county boss said should the numbers continue soaring high, security agencies will be forced to enforce stringent measures.
Mombasa county recorded covid-19 infections as follows Jomvu (2), Changamwe (2), Likoni (5), Nyali (9), Mvita (20), and Kisauni (33).
Currently, covid-19 numbers in Kenya stands at 49,997, with 970 deaths.