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Stop gambling with safety of our children, Raila tells govt

Cord leader, Raila Odinga, is demanding that the government immediately stems the tide of destruction of school infrastructures by secondary students.

Mr Odinga has also told the government to stop gambling with the lives of school going children.

In a statement published on his official website, Mr Odinga, who is Philadelphia, United States to attend the ongoing Democratic National Convention, lashed out at the government for not doing enough to stem the wave of arson in public secondary schools.


“Schools are burning each day and the safety of our children in schools is not assured amid loud silence from top levels of government,” Mr Odinga said.

“It is evident that radical measures were taken without adequate consultations and they have backfired,” he added.

Mr Odinga is also demanding that the government stops turning students and teachers into suspects and criminals in the name of curbing cheating.

“The government must assure Kenyans of the safety of their children in schools and be ready to take responsibility for any harm that may occur to those children in these unfortunate fire incidents,” he said.