Education PS warns against students unrest

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Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang has warned students against causing unrest in schools, saying those found culpable will be treated as criminals.

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Kipsang who spoke at Dagoreti high school noted that investigations are underway to unravel circumstances leading to closure of several schools in the country and those implicated will be prosecuted.

Kipsang spoke as Maranda boys high school in Siaya county was closed indefinitely after students attempted to strike over poor diet and mismanagement

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A wave of student unrest is currently being witnessed in parts of the country three months to commencement of the 2018 Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education examinations.

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This week at least 4 schools have been closed indefinitely namely; Kisumu Girls in Kisumu County, Ng’iya Girls in Siaya County, Chabli boys in Marsabit County and the latest Maranda boys’ high school in Siaya county.

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The government now says students found culpable will face criminal charges.

Kipsang  said recommendations of a taskforce formed to investigate student unrest  last year chaired by Claire Omolo will be implemented fully.

Kipsang further said that results of DNA tests conducted in relation to the Moi girls high school Nairobi rape allegations will be made public next week.

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Meanwhile two form three students from Ngarariga girls secondary school in Limuru who went missing one month ago have been found at Maweni slums in Malindi.

Malindi OCPD Matawa Muchangi confirmed the  girls were being held for questioning by officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations to establish the circumstances which led them to escape from school and travel to Malindi without informing their parents.



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