Transport CS Kipchumba Murkomen has issued a strong plea to parents as schools prepare to reopen for the second term amidst challenging weather conditions.

Murkomen emphasized the importance of parents choosing safe routes for their children’s commute and coordinating with school administrators to establish secure pick-up and drop-off points.

He stressed the need for parents to release their children early to ensure their safety, stating, “They should choose safe routes and coordinate with school administrators to set up safe pick-up and drop-off points.”

With heavy rains causing hazardous road conditions, Murkomen urged road users to exercise caution, maintain a safe distance, and drive slowly in areas prone to flooding.

He warned against reckless behavior on the roads, asserting that the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) and the Police will be enforcing traffic rules rigorously during this period.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Education has confirmed that schools will reopen for the second term, with a multi-agency team in place to address the challenges posed by the heavy rains.

Regional Directors of Education have been tasked with assessing the rainfall situation in their areas before schools resume next week. The Ministry is currently collecting data to evaluate the readiness of all Basic Education Institutions for the upcoming term.