Politicians Campaigning Near Schools in Uasin Gishu Put On Notice

Uasin Gishu Governor Jackson Mandago has asked politicians in the county to stop campaigning with loud music and speakers near schools where the national examinations are being held.

Speaking during the International Women’s Day celebrations in Eldoret, Mandago cautioned that action will be taken against those found playing loud music and campaigning near the schools.

He urged aspirants to wait until the exams are complete to continue with campaigns.

Mandago interacting with women during International Women’s Day in Eldoret

The Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) has come to an end this Wednesday.

Over 1.2 million pupils sat for the examinations across the country. The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) exams are scheduled to start next week and will go on for about a month.

KCSE exams will be done at a time political campaigns will have intensified as aspirants will be seeking locals’ support during party primaries.

The primaries are expected to be held before the end of April 2022.

United Democratic Alliance (UDA) has already set between April 9 and 16, as dates for its nominations countrywide.

Some of the women participating in the International Women’s Day in Eldoret.

The governor also asked women to be at the forefront in the efforts of ensuring lasting peace during and after the general election by stopping any political leader who tries to incite the residents.

Mandago emphasized the need for people aspiring to be leaders to stick to their development agenda for the people of Uasin Gishu other than dwelling so much on propaganda and incitement.

The event was also attended by Uasin Gishu County Commissioner Steven Kihara who echoed Mandago’s call for peace during the election period.

Uasin Gishu County Commissioner Stephen Kihara

Kihara also appealed to parents to ensure their children are taken care of to avoid them indulging in drugs and other vices that ruin lives.

Primary and secondary school students are currently at home for a 2-month holiday, before the start of a new education calendar at the end of April.

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