Investigate and apprehend perpetrators of School unrest, says bishop
The Catholic Church is disturbed by the wave of burning of schools in some parts of Kenya and appeals to the relevant government organs to thoroughly investigate and bring perpetrators to book.
Addressing the media in Nakuru on 20th, July, 2016, Chairman of The Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) – Commission for Education and Religious Education Rt. Rev Maurice Muhatia Makumba said there seems to be a third hand from outside of the school community that is facilitating and inciting the burning of school facilities.
Bishop Muhatia stressed that, the main causes of the burning of schools is not the new rules by the cabinet secretary adding that, the rules that have been made to deal with indiscipline and criminal activities at the school level should be implemented to the latter without fear or favour.
He appealed to the principals, teachers, boarding masters and mistresses and chaplains to be very strict with the supervision of all school facilities saying that, the burning of schools is perpetuated by a few students and many children are innocent. “We should find a mechanism to isolate perpetrators and avoid communal consequences by the actions of a few elements,” he said
Bishop Muhatia also appealed to all Kenyans to reflect on the moral direction of the nation and join hands in bringing up a young generation that respects and understands the importance of common good.
So far, more than 30 dormitories have been burnt down in more than 20 schools in Kenya in the last two months. Most of them in the western part of the country.
By Rose Achiego