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Education CS Amina warned to stop foreign trips

Members of Parliament have warned Education Cabinet Secretary Amina Mohammed to stop her foreign trips as she is no longer in charge of Foreign Affairs docket.

The National Assembly Education Committee has further advised the CS to focus on the primary and secondary schools national examinations that just around the corner.

This was after the CS missed a third summon by the committee, which was later informed that Amina was out of the country.

The committee, chaired by Tinderet MP Julius Meli, was informed that Ms Amina was on a three-week trip abroad and will only be available from October 19, just three days to the start of the Kenya Certificate Secondary Examination (KCSE).

Amina’s Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang also failed to appear before the committee. Dr Kipsang is attending a World Food Program event in Isiolo.

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“We are dismayed that both the Cabinet Secretary and the Principal Secretary in the Education Ministry did not attended this meeting despite being invited,” Meli said.

“Amina must wake up to reality that she no longer heads the Foreign Affairs Ministry,” committee member Chesumei MP Wilson Kogo on his part said.

More than 1 million candidates will sit for this year’s Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) examinations, which begin on November 1, while another 664,586 will sit their KCSE examinations from October 22.

Following recent clashes in Nakuru and Narok, the Education Committee had summoned the CS to explain how the examinations are going to be conducted in schools affected by the clashes.

The committee now plans to invite the Cabinet Secretary once she returns as they consider what action to take against her.