The school’s deputy principal confirmed to Daily Nation that Mohammed Khamis died after testing positive for the virus.
Tononoka and the Star of the Sea High School were shut down on Wednesday, October 21, after 15 teachers reportedly tested positive for Covid-19.
Tononoka alone recorded 11 cases including the deceased principal.
Mombasa County Commissioner Gilbert Kitiyo confirmed that the schools had been closed for two weeks to allow for fumigation.
“This is to inform you that all school operations have been temporarily suspended with effect from today, Monday, October 19 to allow fumigation. The school normal operations will resume on Monday, November 2,” reads a notice from the school.