Due to purported protest threats by opposition, Interior Cabinet Secretary Kithure Kindiki has ordered the closure of all-day primary and secondary schools in Nairobi and Mombasa.
The CS said in a statement on Tuesday that the government had received reliable security information indicating that criminal elements preparing to terrorise and commit acts of public violence on Wednesday intended to engage in armed clashes with security forces near some schools in Nairobi and Mombasa Cities.
“The government has received credible security intelligence that criminal elements planning to unleash terror and violence on the public tomorrow intend to engage in armed skirmishes with security agencies around certain schools within Nairobi and Mombasa cities,” the statement read.
He noted that the Ministry of Education will announce the resumption of learning in the aforesaid schools upon assessment of the security situation.
Kindiki had earlier fired a warning shot at those planning to engage in violent demonstrations on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
He asked Kenyans to carry on as usual with their everyday activities while assuring them of their safety.