In Summary
  • Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed warned that indiscipline will not be condoned in schools.
  • She said those found culpable will pay the full cost of the losses suffered in the affected schools.
  • So far, over 40 schools have been torched in various parts of the country in recent weeks.

Parents may be forced to pay millions of shillings for damages arising from the ongoing unrest in schools countrywide.

This is after the government said it will not release a single penny to repair property.

Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed warned that indiscipline will not be condoned in schools and those found culpable will pay the full cost of the losses suffered in the affected schools.

“The government will not pay for any damages, but the repairs will be paid by anyone found to have been involved, whether a student or a teacher," said Ms Mohamed.

SCHOOLS TORCHED

So far, over 40 schools have been torched in various parts of the country in recent weeks.

This week, parents at Kisumu Girls High School protested bitterly after they were asked to pay Sh8,000 each for damages caused by their daughters last week.

Ms Mohamed said the ministry had launched investigations into the school unrest and a preliminary report will be published before any action is taken.

The schools affected by fires will remain closed until the security situation is deemed safe.

"Once investigations are completed, we will determine if students involved in school unrest will sit for their national examinations or not," she said.

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