President Uhuru Kenyatta has raised concern over the wave of school fires which have affected learning in various institutions in the country.
Speaking at Sagana State Lodge on Friday, January 29 State House Spokesperson Kanze Dena stated that President Kenyatta ordered Education CS George Magoha to move swiftly to contain the wave.

He also reminded the perpetrators of the fires that the National Police Service (NPS) working with the Ministry of Education are under his firm instructions to deal decisively with anyone found culpable.

State House Spokesperson Kanze DenaFILE

“The president is concerned about the breakout of school fires which have mainly affected secondary schools. It is very unfortunate and he has noted parents’ anxiety.
“President Kenyatta has directed the Ministry of Education to put an end to the arsons. He has promised that the government will find a solution to the fires,” Kanze announced.

The head of state promised that he was keenly following the developments and pledged to parents that the outbreak would be contained.

The president called for the collaboration of all stakeholders in the education sector.

Speaking about the highly anticipated meeting with Mt Kenya leaders, the State House spokesperson stated that the meeting would be followed by a 4-day working tour where the Kenyatta is expected to launch projects in the region.
Some of the topics which will be discussed at the meeting include the Big 4 Agenda, the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI), curriculum reforms and the fight against Covid-19 among others.

The President’s engagements during the 4-day working visit have been planned in strict compliance with the National Covid-19 Containment Protocols as published by the Ministry of Health.

Uhuru’s itinerary on the inspection of projects and the meet-the-people visits will be shared with the media in due time.