Magoha says Ksh.1B needed to buy masks for schools


Education CS George Magoha revealed that it would cost Ksh. 1billion to acquire masks for schools.

Speaking during the COVID-19 virtual conference with governors, Prof. Magoha said masks and running water are mandatory for schools to reopen.

“What you need to understand is that we are going to require a lot of resources because the children must have masks. Some may be able to buy but between 50 and 60% of the children will not be able to buy the masks,” he said.

The Education CS also noted that the concept of social distancing is an impossibility especially in overcrowded public schools.

“We have structures in school which dictate that if we do not comply, we will have problems in school,” he said adding that “if we say that we are opening in 2021, it is not cast in concrete and iron…it will depend on the figures from the Ministry of Health.”