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Mudslides interrupt learning at Moi Kapsowar

Learning was on Thursday interrupted at Moi Kapsowar High School, Kapsowar, the only girls’ national school in the county for the better part of the day, after mudslide covered some of the classes.
This happened as a result of heavy rains that have been pounding the area for the last two months, leaving a trail of destruction on roads, institutions and even in individual homes.
Marakwet West Sub-County Education Director, Evans Onyancha said the debris that moved from the edges of the school, covered four classes and two dormitories displacing learners from their classes.
“The school administration has tried to remove the debris and divert water away from the classes to enable learningto resume,” he said.
Despite clearing the debris, an exercise that took several hours, he said they are still worried because the rains have not stopped and may cause more destruction.
The director said no one was hurt or injured in the early morning incident.
The mud slide first happened in 2017and the school administration was asked to do a stone pitching along the school edges, which apparently, was not properly done.

By Anne Cheruiyot


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