Officers from the Ministry of Education in Kisii have urged the county government to relocate hazardous dumpsite near Kari D.E.B Primary School after Bees attacked 49 learners.
Cyrus Juma, the Sub-County’s Director of Education, expressed deep concern about the dumpsite’s close proximity to the school, emphasizing the potential danger it poses to the students’ well-being.
Juma commended the teachers and medical staff for their quick response during the incident and advised the school management to liaise with the county government to expedite the relocation of the dumpsite.
Christabel Otieno, the Acting Hospital Administrator at Oresi Sub County Hospital, reported that out of the affected students, 14 suffered severe anaphylactic reactions, requiring immediate medical attention.
“The remaining 35 pupils have stabilized and were discharged from the facility, while the rest are expected to be discharged soon,” she said.
The school’s head teacher, Abel Maseno, recounted the incident and explained that some students had ventured near the dumpsite in search of loquats during their lunch break.
Unintentionally, the students disturbed a swarm of bees, which pursued them back to the school, resulting in the unfortunate attack on the younger students.
Unfortunately, the bees incident follows several others last year in which stray dogs attacked learners in the neighborhood of the school , emphasizing the need for further safety precautions in the Kisii based institution .