Interior Cabinet Secretary, Fred Matiang’i, has ordered for the immediate arrest of the principal of Tot Secondary School after the learning institution’s bus was sprayed with bullets by bandits.
Speaking during an education stakeholders event in Nairobi on Friday, February 18, Matiang’i blamed the school administrator for flaunting regulations put in place by the government regarding the use of school buses.
Matiang’i stated that the government had put in place regulations that prohibit the use of school buses past 1830hrs.
“The attack we had on the school bus ought not to have happened in the first place. That school was in violation of the government policy of moving children beyond 1800hrs. The attack took place at 2200hrs.
“I have spoken to Inspector General of Police Hillary Mutyambai this morning and we are in agreement that we will arrest that principal and have him prosecuted for violation of public policy,” he stated.
“TSC will do their job after we have done ours. These things are not in place just because of it. They are there because we want to keep our children safe. Whether in Nairobi, Nakuru, or Kisii, no school bus should be on the road beyond 1830hrs,” Matiang’i stated.
This was echoed by his Education counterpart, George Magoha, who stated that the police will impound any school bus that is ferrying students past the stipulated hours.