President Uhuru Kenyatta Directs Schools To Remain Closed And Only Reopen When Measures Are Met

President Uhuru Kenyatta Directs Schools To Remain Closed And Only Reopen When Measures Are Met

Last Updated at: 2020-09-30 05:38:04

COVID-19 national conference kicked off today at the Kenyatta International Convention Centre (KICC). President Uhuru Kenyatta presided the event whose main purpose was to look at the effects caused by the pandemic and to chat the way forward for the nation. 

In attendance were the Cabinet Secretaries, stakeholders and senior government officials such as included the clergy, technocrats among others.

He called on all Kenyans to be realistic and keenly evaluate the measures put in place and see if they are effective in controlling the spread of COVID-19

Health Cabinet Secretary Mutahi Kagwe urged Kenyans to embrace the new usual because the virus will be around for long noting that it has taken hard work and it proceeds to be hard work.

President Kenyatta noted that the Covid-19 cases have reduced from 13 per cent in June to 4 per cent in September which meets the World Health condition for reopening.


President Kenyatta said that school reopening will only take place when the Covid-19 Protocols have been met adding that the health matters of our children is not a matter of debate. 

He called on the CS for Education CS Magoha to come out with a plan on how schools will reopen noting that until all that is achieved, Kenyans will have to wait longer. 

On Reopening of schools and bars and the decision on the fate of crowd gatherings which were banned since March despite politicians defying it president Kenyatta noted that bars will be reopened. 

President Uhuru Kenyatta directed that schools remain closed and will only re-open in a manner that protects the health and well-being of learners.

He further authorized Education CS Magoha to issue a calendar for the 2022 academic year or if it will be pushed to 2021 


On whether the partial lockdown and curfew should be lifted, the President noted that the curfew will be extended for a further 60 days. 

However, the curfew will run from 11 pm to 4 am. 
Gathering increased to one-third of the normal gathering. 


Funeral and wedding attendant capacity increased from 100 to 200 persons in adherence to Covid-19 protocols.

The conference came in the wake of high expectations from Kenyans that some of the restrictions to prevent the spread of coronavirus will be lifted to pave way for a full resumption of the economy.


Today Kenya has recorded 53 new Covid-19 cases out of 1,107 tested samples in the last 24 hours, Kenya's caseload now 38,168.

Sixty more recoveries have been reported today bringing a total number of 24,681 recovery cases. Health CS Mutahi Kagwe has announced that out of the 60 reported cases, 36 victims were at home and 24 in health centres.

Death toll in Kenya now stands at 700 as 9 extra patients have died.

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All Comments (11)


Madina Oct 22, 2020 | 16:01:01

Kama shule haina darasa la wanafunzi watahiniwa,na walimu wote wako shuleni,hamhisi Kuwa ni seals gumu Kuwa idle tafadhali


Mercy Karanja Oct 7, 2020 | 17:38:29

Amazing, thanks Teachers Updates for understanding what we really want. I have found the merit list for Mombasa County and I am confident I will win that position. Lets meet on ground fam 🙏

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 Oct 21, 2020 | 15:29:49


Hendrick Oct 5, 2020 | 08:49:34

Is there a county called Bungoma in this country??Why ist not reflecting there please.

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 Oct 17, 2020 | 06:27:53

Yes l come from Bungoma County, located in western region. Is among luhya based county, neighborhood to Trans Nzoia county,Kakamega county Vihiga county and Busia

 Oct 5, 2020 | 16:10:54

Yes we have Bungoma cou2

BARRAK WERE Sep 17, 2020 | 13:40:54

That number nine i think is fake, and why do they want all these documents and yet we scanned and send to them, it is just a formality which disadvantages other, most of the doctors are on strike, who will fill that form, why not private hospitals? Even the public hospital doctors do not examin, they just fill the form, what they yearn for is just money.


jay Sep 14, 2020 | 12:06:01

Fake announcement NO money was released to pay BOM teacher #PAYBOMSALARY

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 Oct 12, 2020 | 10:02:34

I work under BOM and I was paid, consult with your principal.

 Sep 19, 2020 | 06:15:37

They should be employed instead

Ro Officio Sep 12, 2020 | 08:56:03

Wat happened to FAKE case Zack kìnùthia. FAKE is his word as he is #Paybomteachers #bomteachersdemonstrations


Ro Officio Sep 12, 2020 | 08:56:02

Wat happened to FAKE case Zack kìnùthia. FAKE is his word as he is #Paybomteachers #bomteachersdemonstrations

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 Oct 1, 2020 | 16:40:43


 Sep 25, 2020 | 13:56:51

We aint

Ro Officio Sep 12, 2020 | 08:55:33

Wat happened to FAKE case Zack kìnùthia. FAKE is his word as he is #Paybomteachers #bomteachersdemonstrations

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 Oct 9, 2020 | 09:47:00

The money honestly speaking was paid.I am a bom teacher and I received the boom

 Sep 20, 2020 | 10:40:51

Hapo sisemi kitu🙄

Weta Makio Sep 9, 2020 | 05:28:50

They should open schools.. Enough looting has been done in the two ministries to benefit a few individuals... They should not kill the education of the common child when their kids are learning online

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 Sep 15, 2020 | 04:38:23

Just help us to learn online

Erick Sep 6, 2020 | 11:05:03


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 Sep 8, 2020 | 11:06:34

Hoping that this has reached the teachers are depressed.

 Sep 6, 2020 | 16:11:22

Where do BOG trainers in tvet institutions fall here, are they included too?

 Sep 6, 2020 | 14:22:31

Coushion Tvet Bom teachers too life is getting hard n hard every day

 Sep 6, 2020 | 11:52:43

MOE CS should resign with his advisors

Evangeline Ngoci Sep 5, 2020 | 13:57:57

Yes , as a tvet bom teacher am almost giving up in life, please Prof. Magoha help us

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 Sep 10, 2020 | 13:21:56

What is up to date?

 Sep 10, 2020 | 08:21:07

What you told as date of reopen school