Student's death exposes lapse in school healthcare plan

National Parents Association Chairman Nicholas Maiyo expresses concern about the state of healthcare in schools, at Highlands Inn Hotel in Eldoret, Uasin Gishu County, on January 5, 2019.

What you need to know:

  • Mr Maiyo faulted principals for failing to take charge or even inform parents whenever their children are unwell.
  • But Kenya Secondary Schools Heads Association (Kepsha) chairman Kahi Indimuli said principals do their best with limited resources.

The shocking death of a student in Elgeyo-Marakwet County has exposed the lapse in the healthcare system in public boarding schools, some of which lack the most basic wherewithal to deal with emergencies.

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