Uhuru sets deadline for 100pc transition to secondary school

Tuesday January 28 2020

President Uhuru Kenyatta addressing Subukia residents in Nakuru County, on January 28, 2020. PHOTO | CHEBOITE KIGEN | NATION MEDIA GROUP


President Uhuru Kenyatta has given government officials until the end of February to ensure a 100 per cent transition of the 2019 KCPE candidates to secondary school.

The President promised to take unspecified disciplinary action against officials, especially those from the Ministry of Interior, in whose areas of jurisdiction pupils will not have reported to school by the expiry of the deadline.  


The Head of State said the government wants to make its pledge of a 100 per cent transition rate to secondary school a success.

 “Let us make sure that every child is in school and I am giving you [administrators] until the end of February,” he said.

“It is your duty to ensure that every child is in school. Any student having fees problems should be helped by the government,” he added.


He urged all stakeholders, including Members of Parliament, to ensure all children of school-going age are in school.


The President said MPs should use the National Government Constituencies Development Fund kitty to support children with school fees challenges.

The Head of State said the government will take action against any parent whose child will not be in school.

The President spoke in Nakuru County when he inspected construction of a 65 kilometre road in Subukia Constituency.

The road will connect Subukia Maseno to Lower Solai, Majimatamu to Kamukunji and Solai to Maili Kumi.


He said construction of the Sh2.2 billion road will be completed by July this year, adding that roads within Subukia town will also be repaired.

He urged Kenyans to remain united and promised to visit every part of the country.

On the ongoing rural electrification programme, the Head of State assured locals that the expansion of electricity connections will be continued to ensure that every household is connected to the power grid.