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Uhuru defies Matiang’i ban on political rallies in schools – PHOTOS

President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday defied a directive by Education Secretary banning the holding of political rallies in school grounds.

President Kenyatta attended a rally at Masimba High School in Kisii county that was hosted by Jubilee gubernatorial aspirant Senator Chris Obure.

President Uhuru Kenyatta being welcome at Masimba High School. PHOTO | RUTH MBULA
President Uhuru Kenyatta being welcome at Masimba High School. PHOTO | RUTH MBULA

Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i had last month banned political rallies on school grounds and also stopped the use of school buses to ferry people to political rallies.

He told school heads that the new rule is meant to ensure safety of learners and school property.

“We should not create unnecessary anxiety and disruption of school programmes by allowing political rallies in schools,” he said.

Jubilee gubernatorial aspirant Senator Chris Obure adddresses the crowd as President Uhuru Kenyatta looks on June 06, 2017. PHOTO | RUTH MBULA
Jubilee gubernatorial aspirant Senator Chris Obure adddresses the crowd as President Uhuru Kenyatta looks on June 06, 2017. PHOTO | RUTH MBULA

He was addressing over 200 school heads from Gucha South Sub-County at Nduru Boys High School in Kisii County.