Parents urged to monitor children during long holidays

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Parents have been urged to monitor and protect their children during the current long holidays.

Coast Regional Commissioner (RC) John Elungata said it is important for parents to ensure their children stay away from irresponsible behavior and other criminal activities.

“It is important for parents to keep their children safe and monitor their activities closely during this holiday season, said Elungata at his Uhuru na Kazi office in Mombasa.

The senior Administrator said parents should use the holiday period to counsel and guide their children, adding that this is the best opportunity for parents-children interaction.

Elungata said “the holidays are a joyful time of year, but they are also a time of year when parents need to be extra cautious and careful with their children.

He said those intending to visit coastal counties must ensure they accompany their children while swimming to avoid drowning cases.

Elungata also said police will fight disco Matanga (night vigil festivities) in the region saying the activities contribute to all sorts of crime.

The Regional Commissioner said the government is determined to stop disco Matanga culture to curb increasing cases of early pregnancy and school dropout.

He added “police will be carrying out crackdowns to arrest those engaged in the business of this outdated cultural practice.”

At the same time, Elungata said preparations for the Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) in the region scheduled to start on Monday are complete.

The Regional Commissioner directed security officers manning the examination centers to ensure the safety of all candidates and examination material during the entire period of the national examination.

By Mohamed Hassan

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