Billy Graham once said,”it seems the only way to gain attention today is organise a march and protest something.”
In Kenya we have beeen accustomed to politicians adopting the above strategy to air out their grievancies and of late late students seems to have borrowed a leaf from politicians and doing it ‘better’ arguably. After all, an apple does not fall far from the tree.
Some instituitions are now recalling students after been sent home following unrest which saw many schools burnt but, there are a number of conditions parents must meet in order to have their children re-admitted.
The most outstanding are clearing of any fees balance and paying for the destruction of property that necesssiated the closures.
Kakamega High School stood out from the rest where each of the 2,200 students was expected to report back to school with their parent/guardian and pay Ksh 9, 823 for reconstructing buildings destroyed in the fire incident.
This as expected has been received with a lot of criticism from parents where some even claimed they had not cleared paying school fees leave alone the fee they were been charged.
In this hard economic times, the school management should not take advantage of the situation and charge heavy penalties.
Other schools are set to be re-opened and parents have been given different amounts to pay.
However, as parents have no choice but swalllow the bitter pill, learners should learn a lesson from this and know they should spare their parents the agony of looking for loans they could have avoided.
Meanwhile here are stories making headlines on Opera News today:
7 Prison Warders Arrested Over Escape of 3 Terror Suspects from Kamiti
Following the escape of three convicts serving time for terrorism-related crimes, police have taken seven wardens from the Kamiti Maximum Prison into custody.
Preliminary investigations, according to Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiangi, suggest that the escape from arguably the country’s most secure maximum prison facility was aided by laxity and incompetence.
He went on to say that after the Directorate of Criminal Investigations moved in to investigate the prison break, there would be more arrests and prosecutions.
Maina Kamanda, Ngunjiri Wambugu and Kanini Kega Plan Big Celebration Ahead of DP Ruto’s Ouster
Nominated Member of Parliament Hon Maina Kamanda, Nyeri Town MP Nguniiri Wambugu, and Kieni MP Kanini Kega have informed details of a big celebration that will happen ahead of the much anticipated Jubilee Party National Delegates Committee meeting aimed at kicking out Deputy President William Ruto.
Members of Parliament who are close allies to President Uhuru and his handshake partner Raila Odinga have informed that they are planning a major celebration that will happen on date 26th of November ahead of Jubilee NDC slated on 30th November.
Kieni MP Kanini Kega has reported that the celebrations which will happen in Nyeri, will be an extension of the Azimio la Umoja and which shall be attended by the Kikuyu Council of Elders and over 400 Luo Elders.
Raila Odinga Senses Danger Ahead of 2022 General Election as Mass Exodus From ODM Party Looms
ODM leader Raila Odinga has sensed danger in his party ahead of the forthcoming nominations.
The ODM leader Raila Odinga has hence been forced to plead with those politicians who will fail to get tickets to run for member of county assembly seats, members of parliament, senators, governors and women representatives not to abandon his party.
Addressing a political rally in Coast yesterday, Raila Odinga expressed fears that losers in nominations could move to other parties, a thing that could disrupt his plans for the 2022 general election.