Parliament passes motion to install CCTV cameras in schools

The National Assembly has passed a motion that urges the Government to install CCTV cameras in all public secondary schools.

The move is aimed at enhancing security mechanisms for surveillance of student’s activities.

The Government is required to provide for regular and mandatory checks to confirm compliance and enforcement of these mechanisms.

This includes strict admission criteria including maintenance of a profile of alleged perpetrators of arson to ensure that they do not escape liability by transferring to other schools without proper screening.

The motion filed by Kathiani MP Robert Mbui is occasioned by rampant cases of insecurity in schools including defilement and rape.

The most recent case was reported at Moi Girls School, Nairobi where a student was raped.

Members of the National assembly have raised concern that those who engage in defilement, rape and arson in schools go unpunished due to the difficulty in establishing a nexus between them and the acts.

They have further said there is need to protect the dignity and also preserve the lives of innocent students and school property.

  

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