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Johnson Sakaja: Nairobi Governor Pays Fare For Stranded Students

Johnson Sakaja
Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja paid the fare for students stranded at bus stages after school reopening was postponed. Photo/X.

Nairobi Governor Johnson Sakaja has promised to pay for transport for all stranded students back home.

Sakaja ordered county officers to visit all matatu stages and help the stranded students.

He also vowed to personally visit the matatu stages to offer fare and other help that might be needed.

“I have seen several pictures of stranded students online some of whom had been given one-way bus fare to school,”

“When I leave, I will go to the stages and pay for all the students who are stranded in town. I have sent my team to check now and I will go to the stages myself. I will give them fare and soda,” Sakaja is quoted by Radio Citizen.

The governor was later spotted around the city giving out money and refreshments to some stranded students.

“Following the postponement of School Opening Dates and the fact that many parents had already released their children to report to school this morning, we have organized the payment of return fare for the stranded students,”

“My teams are at various bus stations sorting out transport for children in uniform as they make their way back home,” Sakaja tweeted.

Many learners who travelled back to school on Monday, April 29 had to turn back after Education CS Ezekiel Machogu postponed school reopening.

The CS said the lives of learners and school staff will be in danger due to the situation on the ground after the heavy rains.

“The devastating effects of the rains in some of the schools are so severe that it will be imprudent to risk the lives of learners and staff before water-tight measures are put in place to ensure adequate safety of all affected school communities,” Machogu said.