President William Ruto Announces Reopening of Kenyan Schools

President William Ruto Announces Reopening of Kenyan Schools
President William Ruto Announces Reopening of Kenyan Schools

President William Ruto has declared that all schools in Kenya will resume classes this coming Monday. The decision follows consultations with the Meteorological Department, which predicts a reduction in rainfall in the near future.

Originally scheduled to reopen on April 29, 2024, the start of the school term was delayed due to severe flooding throughout the nation.

Now, with the assessment from weather authorities, parents have been informed that conditions are secure for children to return to the classrooms.

He announced “All parents are now advised, based on the assessment of weather experts and the government, that it is safe for our children to go back to school.”

To address the flood damage, President Ruto has indicated that funds will be allocated to the National Government Constituency Development Fund specifically for school rehabilitations.

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These comments were made at State House Nairobi in the presence of grassroots leaders and MPs Kanchory Memusi (ODM) and Sarah Korere (Jubilee) from Kajiado Central and Laikipia North constituencies.

In commemoration of the flood victims, the President has also gazetted the following Friday as a public holiday and announced the inauguration of an ambitious tree-planting initiative to counteract climate change consequences, with a target of 200 million trees planted that day.

President Ruto encouraged every Kenyan to contribute to the effort by planting at least 50 trees each. Additionally, the President committed to collaborating with development partners to restore infrastructure damaged by the floods.

The announcement was distributed by the APO Group on behalf of the President of the Republic of Kenya.

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