Court rules schools to be reopened only after complying with COVID-19 rules


The Kisii High Court directed that schools be reopened only after complying with COVID-19 regulations.

Justice K. Ndung’u endorsed the mediation agreement between eight parents who filed the petition on May 28, 2020 and the respondents who include Cabinet Secretary for Education; Ministry of Education Science and Technology; the Attorney General and the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development.

“Upon hearing the petitioners, counsels for the respondents and the mediator Mr. John Onyiego, it is therefore ordered that the mediation agreement duly signed by parties and dated August 25, 2020 and which is duly signed by all parties is adopted as the judgment of the court,” the judge ruled on Thursday.

Two days ago, Education CS George Magoha announced the re-opening of schools  from Monday, October 12.