Education Committee to meet with CS Amina over unrest in schools

July 24, 2018 9:12 am
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The Committee Sitting Schedule posted on the Parliament of Kenya website says Amina will outline measures her ministry is taking to address the causes of unrest/file

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 24 – The National Assembly Education Committee is expected to meet with Cabinet Secretaries Amina Mohammed on Tuesday over the current wave of school unrest across the country.

The Committee Sitting Schedule posted on the Parliament of Kenya website says Amina will outline measures her ministry is taking to address the causes of unrest.

Amina who was before the Committee last week but asked for a postponement is also expected to brief and respond to MPs queries over the findings of a probe into last month’s alleged sexual assault at Moi Girls High School, Nairobi.

This came even as the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) warned those who participate in strikes, demonstrations and destruction of school property that they risk facing charges that will be reflected on their Certificates of Good Conduct.

On Monday, seven students from Kisumu Girls High School have been charged with three counts of arson at the institution.

The students, who were arraigned in court in full school uniform, were charged with malicious damage to property worth more than Sh2 million.

Appearing before Senior Principal Magistrate Julius Ng’arng’ar, the students denied the charges and were freed on a Sh30,000 cash bail until August 7 when the case will come up for mention.

The incident occurred at the school two weeks ago when the students went on the rampage, in the wave of unrest in schools across the country, with Nyanza being the worst affected.

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