"STOP FUELING SCHOOL UNREST" ISAIAH NAKORU ADVISES THE MEDIA
Eastern Regional Commissioner Isaiah Nakoru now wants the Media to slow down on the coverage of the widespread unrest going on in schools all over Kenya. He said that the media coverage is influencing students to go on a rampage because of peer pressure. Nakoru further noted that while the media is covering the unrest, it should consider that the young people involved are adolescents, which makes them think burning schools will make them look big and be noticed.
Nakoru asked the press to work closely with the education stakeholders in looking for a solution to end the ongoing unrest in schools. He advised students to make use of the time they have in school to better their future and to restrain themselves from such deeds that might ruin their future.
The Security chairman said that it is very unfortunate for parents to be pushed to pay for the destroyed property when their children commit these crimes, resulting in them being sent home. He urged parents to talk to their children about the problems they are subjected to.
He further said that media companies are the first ones to report these cases and minimizing such coverage would make students unaware of what is happening in the country.
Nakoru also supported Manyatta MP John Muchiri who had called for a national debate on how boarding schools will be phased out to prevent rampant school unrest. The ongoing disruption is a very sensitive issue that should be keenly looked at.