Increased attacks targeting school-aged children prodded the decision, according to Elgeyo Marakwet Knut branch clerk John Cheberi. More than 50 schools have consequently been closed down.
“ We’ve reached a decision to close down all seminaries along the concave starting from Arror to Sambalat. We had blazoned before that if the banditry attacks continue to hang education in the region, we will be forced to close seminaries for the sake of the lives of the scholars and their preceptors, ” said Mr Cheberi.
He said 13 secondary and 37 primary seminaries have so far been closed. This is after repeated attacks by bandits in the region, though the government has not fully come in to arrest the probe.
“The government has failed to give security. The place has been so insecure that children are indeed scattered with pellets aimed at them by enemies when playing outdoors. We wonder why the government is taking this issue fluently” still, Japheth Masibo, the county’s education director, refuted the arrestment allegations.
“ The seminaries are open for business. Although there’s a security trouble, they’ve noway been targeted. “ Only Ministry of Education officers have the authority to put academe closures, ” he explained.
“We’ve been losing lives daily but the applicable authorities have remained dumb silent. ” The assemblyman stated that the restoration of peace in the region was the public government’s responsibility and shouldn’t be left to county officers.
“Every right- thinking leader in our country should be troubled by the instability issue. Still, nobody is taking action, and the people are at trouble since the government has made no commitment to end the trouble.”
The inhabitants of the region are thereby calling upon the government to check into the issue and address it before it slips out of hand.
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