Former Kakamega Senator Boni Khalwale has called for caution ahead of the reopening of schools. President Uhuru Kenyatta is set to give the way forward, with a conference to review the national and Counties response to Covid-19 convened by the National Emergency Response on Coronavirus (NERC) committee ongoing.
Khalwale has said bars, churches should be opened fully first, before schools, and the 24 hour economy should be restored to see if the level of community infection is still high. “If after that we won’t see any signs of a Covid-19 resurgence we’ll allow students to go back to school,” he said.
He has also urged the government to cater for all costs in schools, given that the economy has been heavily affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, “The money from our donors should be used by the government to cater for all costs in schools.” Teachers have reported to schools from today, after TSC’s direction, with preparations for reopening of primary and secondary schools in high gear.