Kenya: Storm Over Plan for Same Uniform in All Schools

Kaaga Girls’ High School Form One students (file photo).

The plan to have all students in Kenyan schools wear the same school uniform has caused a storm on social media.

Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang confirmed the plan recently while addressing a gathering at the Moi University owned Rivatex company.

"As we move towards having the same uniform and fabric in all our schools, we want Rivatex to prepare so that they are able to play a role in the manufacture of the uniforms that will be required" Dr Kipsang noted.

Few Africa countries such as Ghana and neighboring Tanzania have similar policies where learners in all public schools wear same uniform that are only differentiated by school emblems.


On social media, Kenyans are smelling a rat in the proposed policy.

George Ochieng: You want to single source even uniform against government policy, that's corruption at highest level. We have small cottage industries doing nice uniforms

Peter Visioned: Mr Kipsang this is a good idea but don't readily choose a company you are affiliated to when issuing the contract of preparing uniforms. Let learners uniform be of same color but don't determine who prepares

Dennis Kipkoech: Who will benefit? Of course Chinese companies. Who will suffer? Everyone except big fish, why not scrap off wearing uniform like Western countries.

Cheloti Wasike: What is good about having the same uniform in all schools in the Country?

Heriter Batolio: Oooh! Really, another scam on the way. Lets' start with Administration police and Kenya police to wear the same uniform.

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