19 colleges closed in Baringo following frequent bandit assaults

19 schools closed in Baringo following frequent bandit attacks

No less than 19 colleges have been closed
indefinitely in a span of three months in Baringo North following banditry
assaults within the area.

The assaults have claimed the lives of 16
individuals and displaced greater than 2,000 households who now require humanitarian
assist in internally displaced camps.

The banditry assaults in six counties of the
North Rift have stirred dialog on the federal government’s lack of ability to weed out
bandits from their hideouts.

Yatya Main College in Baringo North stays
abandoned for every week now; learners and lecturers have saved off the college because the
insecurity state of affairs worsens.

Japheth Masibu, County Director of Training
in Baringo, mentioned: “There may be the problem of scholars not going to highschool, they’re deserting
due to insecurity, they needed to preserve off…college students are shifting away.”

The 19 colleges which have been closed
indefinitely embody: Sibilo Secondary College, Sibilo Main College, Koroto
Secondary College, Koroto Main College, Biretwonin Main College, Akorayan
Main College, Moinonin Main College, Chepkwel Main College, Kosile
Main College, and Ng’aratuko Main College.

Ngaratuko Main College
head trainer Charles Tarus mentioned: “Kama shule yangu Ngaratuko walitupiga mchana
saa sita mpaka askari wa RDU waliturescue…wakang’oa, tukafunga madarasa na

Different colleges that had been operational final yr
however have since been shut because of the ongoing battle embody; Kagir Main
College, Yatya Secondary College, Rondinin Main College, Karimo Main College,
Sesianin Main College, Kasepeiwa Main College, Naipen Main College, and
Kibenos Main College.

Greater than 2,000 households have been displaced
from their houses in current weeks and are searching for shelter in IDP camps arrange in
safe areas.

Mogotio MP Reuben
Kiborek mentioned: “Closing a college by criminals is unlucky on this century, the
authorities ought to shield lives in order that kids be taught with out concern.”

The federal government has been conducting a safety
operation since 2023 however a yr after the operation was launched, there’s
little to point out for it.

Residents proceed to flee houses, tens of
individuals are killed and now learners and their lecturers are warding off faculty.

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