Kenya’s Education Minister, Prof. George Magoha apologised over the controversial and abrupt decision to close schools early in the country.
According to the minister, it was a “necessary pain” to ensure that preparations for next week’s general elections go on unimpeded.
Hundreds of primary and secondary schools are normally used as polling stations in Kenya.
“I take full responsibility, please try and understand that I love the children and I will be the last person to put their life or anything at risk,” minister Magoha said.
However, the decision caught many schools and parents unawares leading to chaotic scenes as parents scrambled to pick their children from schools at short notice.