Education cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu has ordered for closure of Schools in Nairobi ,Mombasa and Kisumu counties following tomorrow’s planned demonstrations.
In a joint statement, Education Cabinet Secretary Ezekiel Machogu and his counterpart Kithure Kindiki have announced that all day Primary and Secondary Schools in Nairobi ,Mombasa and Kisumu remain closed tomorrow.
“The government has received credible security intelligence that criminal elements planning to unleash terror and violence on the public tomorrow intend to engage in armed skirmishes with security agencies around certain schools within Nairobi and Mombasa counties” reads the statement in part.
The statement noted that the ministry of education shall announce the resumption of learning in the aforesaid schools upon assessment of the security situation in the course of tomorrow (Wednesday July 19).
Last Wednesday teargas was deployed by security forces within schools, causing disruption to learners who were attending classes. In Kangemi, some students had to be hospitalized due to the incident.
Machogu strongly condemned the disruptive actions that hindered the learning process, as the police and protesters engaged in intense clashes throughout major cities in the country.
On Tuesday, the 18th, Azimio la Umoja Principal Martha Karua, reassured their supporters that the protests would persist despite threats from President William Ruto and other high-ranking government officials.
Karua also cautioned neighboring countries such as Uganda and Tanzania against interfering in Kenya’s internal affairs by providing arms to the Kenya Kwanza government.
NARC-Kenya party leader further alleged that President William Ruto’s administration had formed an alliance with a militia group to inflict harm upon the Azimio principals.