Property destroyed after wind blows off classroom roofs


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Property worth thousands of shillings was destroyed after the roofs of two classrooms were blown off by wind at Uyoma-Kobare Primary School in Alego sub-county following heavy downpour on Wednesday evening.

According to the school’s Board of Management chairman, Mr Luo Otieno, the roofs of the two classrooms and part of the school’s administration block and staffroom were blown off and their walls also weakened following the windstorm.

Speaking to Citizen Digital, Mr Otieno said that the school’s stationary and some of their furniture was also destroyed during the 5pm incident.

Otieno, who was flanked by the school head teacher Mr George Owino, however, indicated that there were no casualties because the school was still in recess.

They, however, expressed fears that their pupils and even the teachers may now be forced to learn under trees when schools re-open in January 2017.

They are now appealing to various education stakeholders including the Ministry of Education, the county government and even the national government constituency development fund to come to their aid so that they can put up new classrooms before schools open in January 2017.

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