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Schools closed due to planned NASA swearing-in

By Anyango Otieno | Published Wed, January 31st 2018 at 00:00, Updated January 30th 2018 at 23:25 GMT +3
Moi Avenue primary school children have problems criss-crossing city centre streets to reach home on 06/07/2017. [Photo by Jenipher Wachie/Standard]

A number of schools around the city stayed closed due to fears of chaos during the Opposition’s swearing-in ceremony yesterday.

Parents of pupils at Jonathan Gloag Academy received text messages saying there would be no school to ensure the safety of children and members of staff and to avoid any eventualities that might arise due to the event.

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In the central business district, Catholic Parochial Primary School at Holy Family Basillica was also closed. A security officer at the premises said the school felt the children would be safer with their parents. 

However, it was business as usual at Moi Avenue Primary School, where learning went on as usual and some classes even had parent-teacher meetings.

The head teacher said they were safe and had nothing to fear. “We had already planned for the meeting last week and there was no way we were going to postpone it,” said the head teacher.

“We are safe here. Once we close the gate, we are okay. The only problem would be if the police fire teargas outside,” she said.