By Tobby Otum

The Government has postponed the re-opening of all schools for the second term by one week.

Government Spokesman Dr. Isaac Mwaura said the postponement of learning is due to adverse weather conditions which have impacted schools across the country.

He pointed out at the data from relevant government agencies indicating that the learners and staff in some schools are unable to conduct learning activities.

“They are unable to conduct any learning activities due to the severe nature of the floods,” he added.

Mwaura said the postponement for one week until May 6 is intended to safeguard the lives of the learners and staff in the affected areas.

He spoke during a media briefing on the ongoing flood situation in the country at Uhuru Na Kazi building in Mombasa county.

The Government spokesman told the media the postponement of the reopening of all schools will enable them to put in place adequate measures in all the identified schools and communities.

Mwaura assured school learners that regular updates appertaining to their education will be provided in due course.

He disclosed the country continues to experience heavy and persistent rainfall during March-April-May long rains season.

“The unfortunate results of the unfavourable weather patterns have been included,” he pointed out

On his part, Mombasa county executive in charge of transport and infrastructure Daniel Otieno Manyala said they bereave with the families who lost their lives during the flood tragedy in the country.

He urged Kenyans to learn from the flood menace to avert further incidents from happening in the country.

“The county government has taken a number of measures from the experience during the El-Nino incidents,” he pointed out

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