Head teacher dies in accident on her way to collect KCSE materials

KCSEThe car in which three headteachers were travelling in on November 4, 2019 and which hit a stationary lorry, killing one of them on the spot

A head teacher has died on the spot after the car she was travelling hit a stationary lorry.

The principal of Rev Jeremiah Gitau Secondary School perished in Longonot along the Maai Mahiu-Naivasha highway when she was going to collect KCSE examination materials.

Two other centre managers she was travelling with also sustained serious injuries and were rushed to Kijabe Mission Hospital.

Naivasha Sub-County Police Commander Samuel Waweru confirmed that the accident occurred at around 5.10am on Monday.

“The school head died on the spot while her colleagues sustained serious injuries. The three from Rev Jeremiah Gitau, Mustard Seed and Kiambogo Secondary Schools were travelling in a vehicle belonging to one of them,” Waweru said.

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Naivasha Deputy County Commissioner Mbogo Mathioya said that following the incident, arrangements were made to have the exam materials dispatched to the affected schools.

“We have senior Ministry of Education officials who have taken control of the situation in the two private schools and a deputy principal will be in charge of the public School,” said the administrator

Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development Chief Executive Officer Julius Jwan cut short his Nakuru tour to visit the affected schools.

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