●All day schools in Nairobi,Kisumu and Mombasa remain closed
●Closure order comes after the government received credible security intelligence
●Ministry of Education to announce resumption of learning
The Government through the Ministry of Interior has ordered the closure of all day primary and secondary schools within Nairobi,Kisumu and Mombasa cities on Wednesday, July 19 following opposition protests slated for tomorrow Wednesday to Friday this week.
In a statement, the Ministry of Interior led by Cabinet Secretary (CS) Kithure Kindiki explained that the move to have all schools shut was as a result of receiving what he termed a credible security intelligence of criminal elements intending to clash with security agencies around certain schools.
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,”The statement read in part.
As a precautionary measure to ensure the safety of school children, it has been decided that ALL day Primary and Secondary schools within Nairobi and Mombasa cities SHALL remain closed tomorrow,”
The Ministry of Education shall announce the resumption of learning in the said schools upon assessment of the security situation in the course of July 19,”
The closure orders comes hours after the Inspector General of Police Japhet Koome banned the planned three-day anti-government protests planned by the Azimio la Umoja Coalition leader Raila Odinga stating that none of the organisers of the protests had notified the police as the law requires
By Rodgers Oduor