Deputy Government Spokesperson Mwanaisha Chidzuga has revealed that approximately 2,000 schools will not commence classes as scheduled on Monday, May 13. Speaking on Radio Citizen, Chidzuga explained that this decision stems from a thorough evaluation of school readiness following the adverse weather conditions.

Chidzuga assured the public that despite the closures, the government has implemented strategies to ensure uninterrupted education for affected students. She emphasized the relocation of students to neighboring schools as a key measure to mitigate the impact of the closures.

“While some schools have been deemed unsafe for reopening, we have taken proactive steps to transfer students to nearby schools and set up temporary learning spaces,” Chidzuga stated, highlighting the government’s commitment to safeguarding educational continuity.

Acknowledging the challenges posed by the floods across over 30 counties, Chidzuga reiterated the government’s determination to facilitate a swift resumption of learning activities. She urged patience and cooperation from all stakeholders as efforts are underway to address the situation promptly.

This development follows President William Ruto’s recent announcement of the school reopening date, which had been postponed indefinitely due to the ongoing flood disruptions. Education CS Ezekiel Machogu also confirmed that specific regions, including Tana River, Homa Bay, and Kisumu counties, would require additional repairs before welcoming students back.