Two Tarang’anya Boys students die of malaria attack

By MN Reporter

Two students from Tarang’anya Boys high school in Kuria West sub county have died of malaria diseases within half term period amid the disease outbreak in the school.

The school’s principal Lucas Matiku told press the two students were diagnosed of malaria while they were in school though died in the hands of the parents while they were receiving treatment at different hospitals at home.

He said another student had just reported back to school on Tuesday last week from home from half term break when he had malaria attack and was sent back home.

Deputy Director Public health Migori county Kennedy Ombogo confirmed the incidents.

“There are many students who have been diagnosed of malaria in the school in the recent past,” Ombogo said.

His investigation also established that 95 percent of the students do not sleep under net in the school.

“Equally there are many mosquitoes breeding sites in the school that have made learners prone to malaria,” he added.

Ombogo added that the sanitation at the school is worrying saying that the possibility of learners contracting sanitation related diseases is very high.

“The school, we have learned is giving students expired drugs that are likely to cause more harm,” he said.

He said they have issues a notice to the institution to correct the mess within the shortest time possible unless they close the school.