You Have To Become 'Yello Yello' By March: Matiang'i Tells School Buses

The acting Cabinet Secretary for Education, Fred Matiang'i has given a directive that all school buses in Kenya must be painted yellow by March 30, 2018.

This is a common style for school buses overseas.

The cabinet secretary, who is also in charge of Interior Security has asked traffic police to limit the operation of the buses between 6 am and 6 pm in the evening.

In 2017, Members of Parliament amended the Traffic Bill, 2016 to require that all school buses be yellow.

The law also specifies that the name of the institution be inscribed in black and be roadworthy. In addition, all the buses should have safety belts designed to allow proper use by children.

All these changes were part of the campaign to ensure teachers and pupils travelling in these buses are safe.

Since he took over the ministry, Mr. Matiang'i has enforced a strict code of conduct that governs both examinations, staff and school management that has seen him gain favor and fear in equal measure.

He broke his own record of presiding over the fastest marked national exams in Kenya, where the traditional excess of high grades has been trimmed to a rare bunch.

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