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Five Lamu schools shut down over insecurity threat

Walker Mwandoto @PeopleDailyKe

Learning in five schools in Lamu county has been paralysed because of insecurity caused by al-Shabaab attacks. The schools in Basuba ward in Lamu East sub-county have been closed indefinitely for the second time after 12 teachers posted to the institutions early this year left citing fear for their lives.

Basuba, Mangai, Milimani, Mararani and Kiangwe primary schools re-opened in January after being closed for more than two years due to insecurity.

According to the Lamu East sub-county education officer David Kambi, a decision was reached to close the schools until the situation improves.

“We will reopen the schools as soon as assured of security,” Kambi told People Daily in Kilifi Town yesterday. The officer said the teachers had written to the Teachers Service Commission County Director seeking to be transferred to safer schools in the county or elsewhere in the country.

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