As educational institutions resume operation following the two-week break that paved way for the August 9th General Elections, students in Bungoma North Sub County have been assured that their safety in schools has been guaranteed and prioritized.
According to the Deputy County Commissioner Bungoma North Sub-County Philip Koima, noted that he was concerned with the manner at which there has been an increase in the number of cases in various learning institutions where safety of the students and property has been threatened.
He assured students that their safety has been given priority and guaranteed citing that the few cases where security guards were murdered in a number of schools, raft measures have been put in place to ensure same incidents do not occur.
Speaking to West Media, the Senior DCC noted that his security committee has come up with measures to ensure the safety of the students in schools has been given main priority to ensure that no student will be harmed while in school.
With the recent incident at Nabing’eng’e Friends School where a security guard was murdered, among other learning institutions like Friends School Mbakalo and Bilibili secondary, Koima asked locals to come together and be on the look and report any incident that might threaten safety of the students and the very locals.
He however asked the school heads to have proper vetting process while hiring security guards, to avoid employing the elderly people as security guards and increase the number of security personnel from one to at least three or even four per shift in order to boost safety of the students and school property.
By Otindo Aggrey.