Mukumu Girls buildings to be renovated
The government has embarked on a programme to overhaul the learning infrastructure at Sacred Heart Mukumu Girls High School in Kakamega County.
Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu said the initial phase would include the release of Sh10 million towards removal of asbestos roofs on some buildings.
“We want to create a Mukumu that will lead this country in one or two years. These are my deliberate efforts because my wife is a former student of this school,” he added.
Machogu made the remarks when he visited the institution on Saturday during which he interacted with the enthusiastic learners with the Form Four candidates promising a mean of 9.5 in this year’s Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams.
The CS assured students, parents and other members of the public that the food and water was safe.
He dismissed claims that normalcy was yet to return to the school saying learning programmes had resumed.
Machogu held a closed-door meeting with the new Board of Management led by Fr. Vincent Mukokho before addressing the students.
“We have read misleading information in the media and I am surprised that I am witnessing the reverse. This misinformation should re-energise you,” he told the over 1,900 students.
He said he had confidence in the new board and Principal Jane Mmbone who he said had impeccable track records in education matters. The other board members include former Principals Oliver Minishi, Rose Wanaswa, Diosiana Ahindukha, Patrick Nzaywa and Polycarp Ishenyi who is a don at Bomet University.