In Summary
  • Most of the schools, both primary and secondary, are located in volatile areas of Baringo North and Baringo South Sub-Counties

  • On Monday, parents of the affected schools said they were worried of their children’s performance in this year’s national examinations expected to start next month.

  • Baringo County Commissioner, Peter Okwanyo who toured the affected schools said all the schools will be reopened and provided with enough security

More than 10 schools remain closed in Baringo County six months after they were shut due to insecurity.

The closure has affected more than 4,000 learners, who have been forced to remain at home.

Most of the schools, both primary and secondary, are located in volatile areas of Baringo North and Baringo South sub-counties.

They were shut last month after bandits attacks.

NATIONAL EXAMINATIONS

On Monday, parents of the affected schools said they were worried of their children’s performance in this year’s national examinations expected to start next month.

“We fear that students from the affected areas were not able to prepare adequately for the exams as they were in and out of school," said Mr Richard Cheptarus, a resident.

Mr Cheptarus went ahead to wonder how children studying under such harsh conditions are expected to compete fairly with their counterparts in other parts of the country.

He said they were tired of being IDPs in their country and appealed to the government to tackle the issue of insecurity which has derailed development for many years in the region.

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