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.
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.