Primary and secondary school goers in Kiambu County have been assured of their security as they attend their classes on Monday.
The day will see the Opposition hold the much anticipated Saba Saba rally at Uhuru Park in Nairobi.
Speaking during the Limuru Sub-County education day at Limuru Model Primary School Saturday, Assistant County Commissioner Clara Kahindi said there was no reason to work or learn in fear since all the security forces were under instruction to keep vigil to ensure peace prevails.
“The security apparatus is in charge and schools will have ample security. I want to urge the pupils, students and teachers to go to school as usual and continue with learning,” said Commissioner Kahindi.
Since Limuru was listed as one of the security hotspots in the country together with Naivasha, Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu and others, Ms Kahindi reminded the residents that anticipated the Saba Saba was not a national holiday but a working day.
The education day was also attended by Area Sub-County Education Officer Claris Mwita, Limuru MP John Kiragu, Prof Ken Walibora who was the chief guest and Knut Kiambu West Secretary-General Michael Muna.
Mr Kiragu assured the people of Limuru that the country was bigger than any individual. He reminded them that Monday was a working day adding that all national holidays were usually gazetted by the government. He said it was bad for Cord to hold Kenyans at ransom.
“Anyone who thinks this country will go the Egypt way is greatly mistaken. I also ask the people of Limuru to keep peace on Saba Saba day,” said the MP.
“Limuru is a focal point of main roads in the country heading to Nairobi, and they should allow traffic to flow freely,” said Mr Kiragu.
Mr Muna also emphasised that teachers must go to school and teach because Monday was a normal working day.
“I urge all teachers to meet with their pupils in school and go on with classes as usual. Let us not allow the politics of this country to affect academics,” said Mr Muna.