The Star (Nairobi)

25 January 2013

Kenya: Teachers Decry School Closure Over Insecurity

Knut and Kuppet have protested after 14 schools in Marigat failed to reopen for the third week due to insecurity in the region. Speaking at his office yesterday, Knut Baringo branch secretary Charles Kamuren said government needs to intervene and save the situation.

He said the situation was brought on after close to 4,000 school children fled from their homes along with their parents and are still camping at churches in the region.

Kuppet official Sammy Chelanga said they have visited the affected schools especially in Arabal location which was worst hit by banditry attacks. "We are concerned that the longer it takes to reopen schools, the harder it will be to get learning back on track," he said.

However, speaking to the Star on phone yesterday, Marigat DC Saul Muyaywa said schools can only be reopened once there is adequate security. He said GSU, AP and regular police have been deployed to the area and will provide security to schools.

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