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Starehe Girls closed indefinitely after strange illness hits school

Starehe Girls Centre on Thursday sent their students home to recuperate from a common flu.

In a statement sent to media houses, the school said the decision was reached in consultation with MoE/MoH officials and BOM, “the school management has taken the considered decision to allow the girls to go home.”

Earlier the school director Sister Jane Soita, had denied the reason they had sent their students home was because of unknown disease that had forced them to isolate 52 students.

She added that the affected students were in Forms 1, 2 and 3 and would report back on Monday.

“To dissipate the anxiety that has been building up amongst the girls. The students will resume studies on Monday 7th October 2019. The decision has also been taken in consideration of the form four candidates preparing for the national examination.  They will remain in school to study and prepare. The four form four candidates who have caught the flu continue to receive medical attention,” the statement said.

The school on Tuesday said samples have been taken for further tests to determine the condition.