Five schools in Kisumu County have failed to reopen for second-term lessons because they are in pathetic condition due to flooding.

According to Kisumu County Director of Education Rosemary Birenge, education officials are currently in the affected schools to see what can be done to ensure pupils and students get lessons.

“Right now what I can say is that four of our schools are inaccessible to the learners.”

The affected schools are in the newly created Kadibo sub-county that includes Odienya, both primary and secondary sections, Nyamrundu, Nyamasao, and Oseth primary schools.

The schools are submerged in water due to Lake Victoria's backflow.

The other schools, which were also affected by the outburst of the banks of the Nyando River, are now dry after the flood water has drained.

However, Birenge says the rest of the schools have reopened without any hiccups reported.

“The rest of our schools have reopened smoothly and learning is going uninterrupted,” she said.

 The reopening of schools comes after President William Ruto directed the Ministry of Education on Friday last week to postpone the reopening of all schools indefinitely following the flooding crisis occasioned by the rains.