Police investigating Sigor Primary School in Bomet over claims of students still in class despite gov’t order on closure


Police investigating Sigor Primary School in Bomet over claims of students still in class despite ...

Pupils of Sigor primary school in Chepalungu sub-county in Bomet are in school despite the government’s directive suspending all learning in Kenyan schools due to the new coronavirus.

The school which sits a few meters from the sub-county headquarters in Sigor, has been operating for the past four days with all the subjects being taught by the respective teachers.

Parents who spoke to Citizen Digital on condition of anonymity confirmed that their children have been going to school on orders of the headteacher.

They had however been asked not to show up in school uniform.

A teacher who was in one of the classroom however said the pupils had been asked report to school to sign for nominal roles for Kenya certificate of primary education (KCPE) examination.

The school’s head teacher Gideon Kilel was away on a private matters as at the time this reporter visited the school.

Chepalungu Deputy County Commissioner Wafula Baraza said he was not aware of any school operating within the sub-county during this period.

“Let it be clear, we are going to arrest anyone whether a head teacher or parent, the government is clear on the directives and must be observed by all” said Baraza.

Bomet county commissioner Geoffrey Omoding said investigation are on and if the head teacher is found to have flouted the directives,  he will be taken to court.

Chepalungu sub county police boss Nelson Masai has since visited the school and was to brief the media on his findings

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