A disturbing video has been shared on social media showing a school bus full of pupils faulting the recently re-enforced Michuki rules in a shocking display of impunity and absurd recklessness.
The video shows the speeding bus belonging to Kiriath-Jiam School in Utawala, Nairobi speeding on a busy road with some pupils hanging precariously from the windows.
In the video, which was filmed by another motorist, the pupils are heard screaming, cheering and blowing whistles, apparently in celebrating their school’s good performance in the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE), whose results were announced on Monday.
One occupant of the bus is seen standing on a window while supporting himself from the rooftop.
So careless are the pupils that when the motorist filming them overtakes, some of them playfully thrust out their legs through the windows.
This incident comes at a time when the government has heightened a countrywide crackdown on errant Public Service Vehicle (PSV) operators.
The video has generated a heated online debate, with Kenyans on Twitter demanding for legal action on the school.
“But it is safe, you don’t see its been painted yellow,” Supreme Leader of Bunyore @Wangalla commented.
“What gross indiscipline!!! courting death in the name of celebrating KCPE results.That driver too, is indisciplined, why continue driving with people hanging out of the windows?” asked Raymond Ohalls @raymond_ohalls.
“Happiness, celebrations… Though a bit too dangerous I must say…,” Sheila Mugo @Wakili_Sheila said.
On Facebook Jackie Namsamba said: “This is how Kiriath-Jiam School in Utawala was ‘laying a firm foundation’ today by posing danger to other road users. Could this be a makanga school?”