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BY CORRESPONDENT,KAKAMEGA,26TH MAY 2018-Lightning has struck Ebushibo primary school in Navakholo kakamega county killing a pupil and injuring 21 others.The 21 pupils who sustained minor injuries were taken to Kakamega County Teaching and Referral Hospital.
The Class Eight pupil died at the home of a retired nurse where she was rushed for first aid treatment.
“One pupil from Ebushibo Primary School died after being struck by lighting and 21 others sustained burns in the incident at Esumeiya Primary School,” said Navakholo OCPD Paul Kuria.
Ebushibo Primary School head teacher Agneta Wawire said the incident occurred at around 6pm at Esumeiya Primary School where pupils were participating in a sporting event.
“We had just finished school cluster ball games with Eshienga Primary School when it started raining heavily. The pupils went to take shelter at the classrooms when the lightning struck”, said Ms Wawire.
Ms Wawire said they took the pupils to a nearby home of a retired nurse Ms Catherine Sande for first aid treatment.
The school head teacher has asked the government to install more lightning arrestors to prevent such incidents.