The government has ordered that all primary and secondary schools in Kisumu, Mombasa, and Nairobi counties resume on Thursday.
According to a joint statement issued by Cabinet Secretaries Kithure Kindiki (Interior) and Ezekiel Machogu (Education), the government has taken measures to protect the safety of students.
“On the basis of the evaluation, it is hereby directed that all day primary and secondary schools in Nairobi, Mombasa, and Kisumu counties re-open for normal school activities on July 20, 2023,” the statement said.
It stated that the government had assessed the security situation in counties and other parts of the country and had formed the necessary security agencies to ensure school safety.
The government announced the closure of all day primary and secondary schools in the aforementioned counties on Tuesday, citing security concerns.
According to the report, intelligence acquired indicated that the students lives could be jeopardized.
“The government has received credible security intelligence that criminal elements planning to unleash terror and violence on the public tomorrow intend to engage in armed skirmishes with security agencies around certain schools within Nairobi and Mombasa cities,” Tuesday’s statement read.
Schools obeyed the directive. An earlier spot check by the Star showed closed gates in several schools including Moi Avenue Primary School in Nairobi