Mukumu Girls boarding mistress dies after ‘bacterial infection’ outbreak in school

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 13 Apr, 2023 20:04 | < 1 min read
File image of the entrance to The Sacred Heart Mukumu Girls' High School in Kakamega County.
File image of the entrance to The Sacred Heart Mukumu Girls' High School in Kakamega County. PHOTO | COURTESY

One of the female teachers at Sacred Heart Mukumu Girls in Kakamega County has died.

Juliana Mujeme who is also a boarding mistress is reported to have succumbed to multiple organ failures.

The deceased's family says the teacher complained of similar symptoms reported by the three students who passed on recently after allegedly being infected with bacteria from contaminated food and water.

“It started with damaged liver and kidney; then the two organs failed and later multiple organ failure,” NTV reported.

At the time of her death, she was in ICU at Lifecare Speciality Hospital in Eldoret town after being transferred from Oasis Hospital in Kakamega.

She is survived by a husband and two children.

This comes barely weeks after the school was closed and students sent home following an outbreak of a disease in the school.

Preliminary findings from the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) pointed to contaminated water and food as the cause of the outbreak.

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