Chania Boys Principal on Friday collapsed and died during a meeting at the school.
The deceased, Allan Macharia was pronounced dead on arrival at the Thika Level 5 Hospital.
Confirming the incident was Thika police boss Beatrice Kiraguri who said that Mr Macharia developed breathing problems before he collapsed.
His deputy principal, Simon Wahome said that the departed held a two hour meeting with contractor and a board member over the construction of a dormitory.
Wahome recounted Macharia complaining of shortness of breath before he walked over to his car and collapsed.
“I was called from my house by the bursar, I found the deceased inside his car. I drove him to Thika hospital where he was pronounced dead,” he said.
Thika West Heads Association chairman Julius Muraya described the headteacher as a hardworking man.
“He was not only a colleague but a close family friend. I am deeply saddened by his death”, said Muraya.
Mr Muraya also disclosed that the deceased was on medication and had some three years ago suffered a heart attack.
His remains have been moved to Kenyatta University mortuary.
There has been a surge in cases of people collapsing and dying on the spot as the country grapples with Coronavirus.
So far, Kenya has confirmed 15,601 positive covid-19 cases, 263 deaths and 7,135 recoveries.