Grief engulfed residents of Kyangwithya East ward, Kitui Central during the burial of Museve Secondary school Principal who died from Covid-19. Mr. Mulei was laid to rest in his home in Katyethoka area Friday.
He passed on last week as colleagues tried to get him a hospital with Oxygen after having tested positive for Covid-10. Before his demise, he was the principal of Our lady of protection Museve, a catholic sponsored school.
Kitui Central MP Makali Mulu who attended the burial asked the government through the ministry of education to ensure schools are equipped with everything required to fight Covid-19 for the safety of teachers and students.
Makali said no child or a teacher should die due to the lack of masks and sanitizers, demanding the ministry of education to ensure everything is set before official opening of schools come January 2021.
“I would like to ask CS Magoha to ensure proper measures and money to supply our children and teachers with masks because it will be very bad to lose a kid or a teacher due to lack of things which government should have provided,” he said.
The legislator called on Kitui leaders to provide the parents with masks for their children citing that many have no money following the economic difficulties brought about by Covid-19.
“Everybody knows that this year was bad and parents have no money, we leaders let’s assist them by buying children facemasks before official opening of schools next year” Makai Mulu urged.
He appealed to locals to follow guidelines put in place by the ministry of health to curb the spread of Covid-19.
This comes just a day after Kitui Chief Officer Health Dr. Richard Muthoka blamed KEMRI for delaying results after taking samples for testing leading to increased Covid-19 cases.
On Wednesday, TSC announced that 36 teachers have so far succumbed to Covid-19 since the partial reopening of schools.