• He said protesters should leave children out of the demonstartions since it doesn't concern them.
• Machogu urged police officers to be careful while lobbying teargas canisters especially near schools and hospitals.
Education CS Ezekiel Machogu has visited Kihumbuini Primary School in Kangemi where over 50 students were teargassed during countrywide protests.
Speaking while addressing the students on Friday, Machogu apologized to the students for what happened and condemned those who undertook the actions.
“Sorry for what happened and we want to condemn the ongoing demonstrations because we don’t want what happened the other day to happen to any other school or to our children,” Machogu said.
Machogu urged police officers to be careful while lobbying teargas canisters, especially near schools and hospitals.
He assured students of enough security during demos such that learning will not be affected.
He said protesters should leave children out of the demonstrations since it doesn't concern them.
“Children don’t participate in any maandamano so we will require peace and tranquility within our country. We condemn even those once who are organizing these maandamanos which is even affecting the smooth running of our school,” Machogu said.
The CS who also shared some lunch with the students said the government will provide free meals to the school which will be enough for every student.
Also in attendance was Westlands MP Tim Wanyonyi.