A section of religious leaders in the North Rift region has called upon teachers to be also subjected to drug testing.
The religious leaders say teachers might be the source of drugs that students are using while in school.
Speaking to journalists in Eldoret town, the religious leaders led by Uasin Gishu chairman of the Council of Imams and Preachers of Kenya (CIPK) Abubakar Bini, said that drug testing for both teachers and students will help build values and virtues amongst the school.
Further, Bini said the drug testing will help secure the future generation from rotting.
The CIPK boss also said this will prevent such behaviors and activities of drug consumption from being spread to the other good students.
He has now recommended the ministry of Education, led by the Cabinet Secretary Professor George Magoha to request day schools to also subject students and teachers to drug testing.
On the issue of homosexuality among learners, the religious leaders said: “As the Ministry of Education recommended gay and lesbians to be prohibited from boarding schools, this is the best solution for the other students’ behaviors since it will not influence them.”
“Compared to boarding schools, the case rate of lesbians and gays in day schools is low,” added Abubakar Bini.
However, the Muslim leader blamed parents for failing to bring up their children with the needed values.
“Many parents have focused on political matters rather than important duties such as children’s affairs and issues,” observed the Uasin Gishu CIPK chairman.