When Education CS George Magoha said children can learn under trees if classrooms are not enough to maintain social distancing, we did not think he was actually being serious.
It was, therefore, an unpleasant surprise seeing photos of classes being conducted outside as students resumed their studies on Monday.
We might not realize how primitive this is, until international media pick up the photos and use them as a demonstration of our backwardness.
Only then will you hear government officials telling those news outlets to leave us alone, while the rest of us do what we do best: Trolling wazungus.
The fact that the government late last year released billions of shillings to cater to the making of social distance-friendly school desks, coupled with the amount of taxes Kenyans pay, is enough to drive one insane.
Where does all this money go? Imagine if the funds were properly utilized, wouldn’t we be playing in the same league as economic giant South Africa?
But this is Kenya.
Same old narrative, just a different year.
Here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:
Panic in Parliament as Details Emerge of a Plot to Impeach a Top Government Official
President Uhuru Kenyatta last year orchestrated a series of purges at deputy president William Ruto’s allies both in the senate and the national assembly.
Senate majority leader Kipchumba Murkomen and Majority Whip Susan Kihika were the first casualties. They were replaced by Samuel Poghisio and Irungu Kang’ata respectively.
Senate deputy speaker Kithure Kindiki became the third casualty.
Uhuru allies see Ruto’s hidden hand in perceived Mt Kenya rebellion
A major split has rocked President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Mt Kenya backyard that now threatens to scuttle the Building Bridges Initiative and the camaraderie with ODM leader Raila Odinga.
Uhuru’s allies have claimed Deputy President William Ruto is the hand behind the political turmoil—including the letter by Senate Majority Whip Irungu Kang’ata in which he warned that the proposed BBI referendum faces “spectacular defeat” in the region.
But the letter has also triggered political suspicion in Raila’s camp that it could be testing ground by some influential individuals to completely abandon the BBI process.
I Expected More From You – Class 6 Girl to Magoha
A Class 6 student has expressed her regrets and disappointment with Education CS George Magoha after school’s fully reopened
Stella Maris, from Bungoma DEB in Bungoma County, said that she expected more desks and upgraded facilities as the government had made countless promises during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“I expected more desks and knew that we would sit one student per desk. I was of the hope that we would also maintain social distance. When the government asked us to go back to school, I was shocked and excited at the same time.
On Monday, a letter to President Uhuru Kenyatta asserting that the BBI would fail terribly in Central Kenya went viral. Whether the document was authentic or not, do you think these claims are true?