October 20, 2018

Matiang’i orders all school buses to be painted yellow by March 30

Education CS Dr Fred Matiang'i. [www.the-star.co.ke]

All school buses must be painted yellow by March 30, Education Cabinet Secretary Dr Fred Matiang’i has ordered.

The CS is enforcing amendment to the Traffic (Amendment) Bill, 2016 by Parliament which requires all school vehicles to be painted yellow.

Further, the school buses are required to have proper signage inscribed on the bus in bold and black letters.

Safety belts designed for children are also required to be fitted in the vehicles.

The CS in his directive on Friday also asked Traffic Police Officers not to allow any school bus to operate before 6am or later than 6pm.

Matiang’i also fired a warning to a section of politicians who have been blocking new school heads from working in their new posts of duty.

He said they will be arrested and prosecuted.

In a rap, the CS said there needs to be change in the mentality of Kenyan people who are opposed to broader thinking.

“A Kenyan has been elected a senator in Australia yet a primitive person is busy telling newly-transferred principals to go back to their regions,” charged Matiang’i as told by the Star.

In the last two days,

Some MCAs from Bungoma and Makueni Counties have eject newly transferred headteachers from the schools.

He said they will face full wrath of the law. “We have had this backward behaviour for long. If today MCAs tell us who will be principal, then tomorrow they will choose their commissioners. It will not happen and they need to understand this.”

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