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Teachers warned over night travel during music festival

Monday August 6 2018

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Students of Carol Academy from Nakuru County rehearse at Dedan Kimathi Univerity in Nyeri on August 6, 2018, where the Kenya Music Festival is underway. PHOTO | JOSEPH KANYI | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

By IRENE MUGO
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Buses transporting students to and from the Kenya Musical Festival that is underway in Nyeri County will be impounded if found in operation after 6pm.

The festival’s chairman Peter Wanjohi said teacher of participating schools will be held responsible for the safety of their students.

"All schools have been issued with a circular giving the guidelines on this. The traffic regulations will be enforced and the security team is there to ensure that the law is followed to the letter," Mr Wanjohi said.

The directive comes after 10 pupils of St Gabriel Boarding Primary School in Mwingi died in a road crash on Saturday night.

Hawkers have also been banned from selling their wares at the Dedan Kimathi University, where the festival is being held, in bid to protect students from possible food contamination.

This is also a measure to stop drugs and alcohol from entering the venue of the festival.

"To ensure the safety of our students we do not wish to have hawkers peddling their wares in the compound," said Mr Wanjohi.

Public health officers from the county will oversee preparation of all food to be consumed by the 120, 000 learners who are participating in the festival.

The ministry of Education has committed Sh96 million to facilitate the music festival.