What is it that is really bothering our children at schools?
One would think that after close to a full year stay at home, the last thing students would want is to return home, but recent events indicate otherwise.
Violence, unrest, and arson have been reported in high schools across the country, and although this does happen in the terms leading up to national exams, we suspect something else is at play this time around.
Perhaps the treatment students are getting from teachers is different from what they were getting at home during the coronavirus break.
Indeed, times have changed. Back in the day, parents were the most feared figures in a child’s life.
Nowadays, however, parents are hard to not subject their children to the kind of upbringing they endured, and while this is understandable, perhaps they are overdoing it.
In the process, children have become too indisciplined and when they meet their teachers at school, clashes are bound to arise since teachers are devoted to churning out decent members of the society.
All in all, we believe the no-nonsense education Cabinet Secretary will handle the issue promptly because, for the batch of students preparing for their exams, there is no time to waste.
Here are the stories making headlines on Opera News today:
Anti-Corruption Court Freezes Governor Wa Iria’s Assets Over Sh542 million Tenders
The Anti-Corruption Court in Nairobi has granted an application by the Ethics and anti-Corruption Commission(EACC) to freeze assets associated with Muranga Governor Mwangi Wa Iria.
Justice James Wakiaga blocked the governor and two companies from dealing with properties worth millions in Nairobi and Nyeri counties believed to have been acquired using proceeds of corruption.
“I am satisfied there are grounds to satisfy the court at this stage that the properties are proceeds of crime and corruption. I, therefore, grant orders prohibiting the respondents jointly or severally from transferring, disposing of or in any other way dealing with the properties herein,” ruled Justice Wakiaga.
Kibicho wants Sonko probed, charged with 2017 poll chaos
Interior Principal Secretary Karanja Kibicho wants ex-Nairobi Governor Mike Sonko arrested and charged with post-election violence.
The PS said Sonko had admitted participating in criminal activities and should not be allowed to get away.
“Enough is enough. Apart from answering to criminal charges, I’m suing him for libel for assassinating my character. All the manner of things he has said against me, he must prove them one by one.”
Uhuru plans Sagana meeting to tame Ruto wave
President Uhuru Kenyatta has convened a crucial meeting with Mt Kenya leaders to resist DP William Ruto’s hustler nation forays and revive the fortunes of BBI.
The meeting on Saturday at the Sagana State Lodge in Nyeri follows widening cracks among Mt Kenya politicians, threatening to sabotage the Building Bridges Initiative process.
This weekend’s meeting would help the President galvanize his support base as the BBI process enters the crucial stage after verification of signatures, paving the way for a referendum.
Murang’a senator Irungu Kang’ata has since December been at the center of the BBI-Mt.Kenya saga. Do you think the politician is being honest on his stand on the document, or is he simply seeking political clout?