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(PHOTOS) Bus stations crowded as students return to school

Most matatu operators have hiked bus fare.

In Summary

• Parents and students from different parts of the country flocked to bus stations on Tuesday as learners resumed school for the second term.

• Bus stations were crowded with students as they tried to make their way to their respective schools.

Students crowd bus stations to seek means of transport to various schools for their second term education on October 12, 2021./WILFRED NYANGARESI
Students crowd bus stations to seek means of transport to various schools for their second term education on October 12, 2021./WILFRED NYANGARESI

Parents and students from different parts of the country flocked to bus stations on Tuesday as learners resumed school for the second term.

Bus stations were crowded with students as they tried to make their way to their respective schools.

Students crowd bus stations to seek means of transport to various schools for their second term education on October 12, 2021./WILFRED NYANGARESI
Students crowd bus stations to seek means of transport to various schools for their second term education on October 12, 2021./WILFRED NYANGARESI

Most matatu operators have hiked bus fare as a result of mass travelling of students and their guardians.

Students crowd bus stations to seek means of transport to various schools for their second term education on October 12, 2021./WILFRED NYANGARESI
Students crowd bus stations to seek means of transport to various schools for their second term education on October 12, 2021./WILFRED NYANGARESI

John Musyoki, a driver operating Nairobi Machakos town, said the bus fare had been doubled to meet the high cost of fuel as well as to compensate for off-peak days.

Students crowd bus stations to seek means of transport to various schools for their second term education on October 12, 2021./WILFRED NYANGARESI
Students crowd bus stations to seek means of transport to various schools for their second term education on October 12, 2021./WILFRED NYANGARESI

"We have even asked for support from other matatu saccos that operate within Nairobi to help cater for today's high demand," Musyoki said.

Learners are expected to stay in school for the next 11 weeks to finalise their second term.

Students crowd bus stations to seek means of transport to various schools for their second term education on October 12, 2021./WILFRED NYANGARESI
Students crowd bus stations to seek means of transport to various schools for their second term education on October 12, 2021./WILFRED NYANGARESI

Last week, the government announced it has released Sh17.5 billion to schools across the country as capitation for the second term.

Students crowd bus stations to seek means of transport to various schools for their second term education on October 12, 2021./WILFRED NYANGARESI
Students crowd bus stations to seek means of transport to various schools for their second term education on October 12, 2021./WILFRED NYANGARESI

Education CS Prof George Magoha said that Sh15.3 billion of the disbursement will go to secondary schools while Sh2.2 billion will be channelled to primary schools.

Students crowd bus stations to seek means of transport to various schools for their second term education on October 12, 2021./WILFRED NYANGARESI
Students crowd bus stations to seek means of transport to various schools for their second term education on October 12, 2021./WILFRED NYANGARESI

The CS warned headteachers against sending learners away because of school fees.

Students crowd bus stations to seek means of transport to various schools for their second term education on October 12, 2021./WILFRED NYANGARESI
Students crowd bus stations to seek means of transport to various schools for their second term education on October 12, 2021./WILFRED NYANGARESI

“The money has been released to them and no school has any justification to send children home," Magoha said.

Students crowd bus stations to seek means of transport to various schools for their second term education on October 12, 2021./WILFRED NYANGARESI
Students crowd bus stations to seek means of transport to various schools for their second term education on October 12, 2021./WILFRED NYANGARESI
Students crowd bus stations to seek means of transport to various schools for their second term education on October 12, 2021./WILFRED NYANGARESI
Students crowd bus stations to seek means of transport to various schools for their second term education on October 12, 2021./WILFRED NYANGARESI