The Eastern Regional Commissioner (CC), Isaiah Nakoru has urged students to stop burning schools.
He said education is the key to a better future and burning learning institutions is destroying the future.
Nakoru urged the students instead to dialogue with teachers to resolve their issues amicably and avert destruction.
“Children should be discouraged from recklessness and destruction. And they should instead report plans to burn schools to the administration,” said Nakoru in a speech read on his behalf by the Makueni County Commissioner (CC), Maalim Mohammed during the official launch of the regional Music festivals at Makueni High School on Wednesday.
He urged principals to introduce and encourage whistle blowing to tame the vice. “The school administration should also protect students who assist them to keep fires out of school,” he said.
At the same time, he urged the students to embrace National Unity and Cohesion which is the Theme of this year’s festival.
On talent, the administrator said the government should look for opportunities for the students who participate in different categories to advance their educational development.
“We need as a country to think of how the talents identified here can be nurtured and be developed to enhance career of these prospective musicians,” he said.
Speaking at the same event, the Eastern Region Director of Education, Patrick Khaemba echoed the same sentiments, saying talent is beneficial to the individual and the country at large.
The counties that are participating in the five day event, include Machakos, Kitui, Makueni, Isiolo, Marsabit, Meru, Embu and Tharaka Nithi. The festivals will end on Saturday.
By Patrick Nyakundi/Simon Musyoka