Principals of secondary schools from the counties of Nyamira and Kisii gathered at Rangenyo Girls High School to pay tribute to Lydiah Omwoyo, the school’s late principal who was brutally murdered on Monday.
They requested the Police to step up their investigations at the direction of Nyabururu Chief Principal Mrs. Joyce Orioki in order to provide justice and closure to the family of the murdered principal.
Mrs. Orioki begged with the police, “We petition the police to cooperate with every effort to arrest the offenders behind the horrific conduct and arraign them in court of law.”to.
As they awaited the police report, Mr. George Onkundi, chairman of the Nyamira County Heads Association, implored the principals to keep the peace.
He hailed the late leader as someone who encouraged teamwork and cared about her subordinates.
In order to support the girls while they grieved for their Principal, Mr. Onkundi encouraged the teachers to brave the situation.
He pleaded, “I realize there is a lot of confusion at such a time filled with loss, but I urge upon the instructors to rely in the Lord to strengthen and support them and their students to come to terms with the abrupt passing of Madam Lydiah.”
The deceased principal was remembered as a woman who had the best interests of her students and teachers at heart by Nyamira County TSC Director Catherine Mwenda.
She remarked, “I’ve lived in this County for a while, but every time I met with Madam Omwoyo, I observed a teacher who loved her work because she carried out her responsibilities with zeal.
Mrs. Mwenda assured that when security agencies look into the cause of the death, her office will cooperate with them.
Seven years ago, the late Principal was moved to the school.
Since she reported, Madam Omwoyo has gradually turned the school into a performing one. In the KCSE exams of 2021, the school recorded a mean score of 7.4, up from 4.8 in 2016.
Her body was discovered in her home with numerous wounds to her hands and thighs. She was taken to Kisii town’s Oasis Hospital, where doctors quickly declared her dead.
After that, she was taken to the mortuary at Kisii Teaching and Referral Hospital for an autopsy.
Mr. Kimani Kitugo, the commander of the Nyamira County Police, confirmed the death but informed the public that no suspects had been apprehended thus far. He made an appeal to the public to come forward with information that might help identify her killers.