Government bans political rallies in schools

Kenya news, 

The government has banned political rallies in learning institutions as well as the use of school buses to ferry crowds to political rallies.

Education Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i directed school heads to adhere to the brand new measures meant to ensure safety of learners as well as school property.

“We should not create unnecessary anxiety as well as disruption of school programmes by allowing political rallies in schools,” he said.

The Education CS was speaking to over 0 school heads through Gucha South sub-county at Nduru Boys High School in Kisii County.

He distributed over Sh25 million to various schools from the sub-county for infrastructure development.

He said he had already consulted with major education stakeholders as well as he could soon hold a major press conference to announce the rules.

He added which a circular will be released to ensure the directive will be implemented.

POLITICAL VIOLENCE

While warning school heads against involving themselves in politics at the cost of delivering their services, Dr Matiang’i said schools which will serve as polling stations will be officially handed over to Independent Election as well as Boundary Commission (IEBC) after August 4.

“The schools will become IEBC property after learners break for August holidays,” he said.

“We want to secure our children’s future. They should not be victims of political violence, which we have seen occurring across the country,” he said.

He said principals should focus on service delivery, which will in future be used as merit for promotion.

Dr Matiang’i said he could not relent in ensuring credible performance, saying allocation of resources will through next year be based on performance.

He said the ministry will first consider equipping best performing schools.

The Education CS warned against transportation of pupils at night, saying no transportation should take place after 5pm.

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