Education Cabinet Secretary has directed that students who are engaging in homosexuality or lesbianism be barred from boarding schools and enrolled in day schools closer to their homes. He further directed that those already boarding be transferred.
He said: “Right now, there are contemporary cases of children who are homosexual and lesbians, they must go to day schools close to their homes”.
While addressing heads of national schools in Kisumu county, the CS also stated that school heads should not allow few students to disrupt peace of greater majority.
“Your responsibility should be for the greater majority and not a few individuals. Do not allow yourself to be intimidated by children,” said Prof Magoha.
At the same time Magoha heaped praises on Maranda High School for directing that students reporting to school next week undergo a mandatory drug and substance test.
“A drug test is thoroughly in order because children are abusing drugs. We love our children and we do not do this because we hate them,” said Prof Magoha.
Maranda Principal Mr Edwin Namachanja via a message to parents, directed all students to take the tests while at home. The school suffered an arson case early this month.
The tests must be done at a public health facility or by the National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (Nacada).
On the reporting day January next wee, students are expected to present test certificates showing negative results.