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BY JOAN WANJIKU,NAIROBI,9TH JULY 2018-Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohamed says going forward any student who will be engaged in destruction of school properties will face the full arm of the law.
Addressing the press on Monday after a meeting concerning the ongoing wave of fires sweeping secondary schools across the country,the CS announced several tough measures that will curb the problem.
The CS has ordered all boarding schools to double the number of teachers on duty over the next two weeks, with greater emphasis on surveillance of boarding facilities when students are attending evening preps.
The ministry has also directed school administrations and boards to take firm steps to ensure learning continues unaffected.
Quality assurance officers in all counties have been directed to file daily reports on the security situations in their regions with clear explanations on any existing gaps.
Ms Mohamed said 125 students have so far been arrested over the recent strikes that she blamed on fear of exams and indiscipline.
So far 16 schools in Western and Nyanza regions have been closed since last week over the same cases.
The top-performing Maranda High School is among schools that have been hit by unrest in the past week.
Others are: Kisumu Girls, Ng’iya Girls, Ambira, Maliera, Onjiko, Otieno Oyoo, Chulaimbo, Oriwo, Ngere, Kandiege, Usenge, Barding, St Augustine Nyamonye, St Mary’s Girls Mumias and Litein Boys High School.
the Education ministry said three students from Siakago Boys in Embu have been jailed for one year on probation and have since cleared from the school. Ms Mohamed said they can only attend a day school as they report to the local chief.
This comes as policearrested 15 students from Nyakeyo Secondary School in Marani, Kisii County on MOnday for allegedly torching two houses in Gekongo accusing villagers of “bewitching” a colleague who died on Saturday.