200 Baringo schools face closure over lack of water
About 200 schools face closure over water crisis in Baringo county.
On Friday, Pokot residents stormed Riongo Primary School in Tiaty subcounty, demanding immediate closure of the school because of lack of water.
Teacher Victor Nakomer confirmed there has been water scarcity in the school.
"The taps are dry.
Nakomer said rains stopped in May last year and the pupils are hungry since the government is yet to roll out the school feeding programme this year.
“The lives of our children are at stake.
If nothing is done to address the matter, then it is better the school is closed," he said.
Riongo primary is among 11 schools facing imminent closures in Silale ward alone.
A total of 118 schools face similar challenge in the entire seven wards in Tiaty subcounty.
Other affected schools in Tiaty are Orision, Nasorot, Akule, Toplen, Silale, Napeikore, Nalekat, Napukut, Kitailem, Cheptamas, Kangoria, Nakoko, Cheptunoyo and Chemukutan.