Government To Deploy Secret Agents In Schools To Curb Radicalisation, Schools Unrests.



In a bid to secure learning institutions and curb student radicalization in schools and colleges, the government is working on a plan to deploy secret agents to secretly collect and crucial information on illicit activities, movements and plans before they happen.

This was revealed by Interior Cabinet Secretary Major Gen. (Rtd.) Joseph Nkaissery during the 10th graduation ceremony of Mount Kenya University in Thika.
Nkaissery said his ministry was working closely with their Education counterparts to ensure security in all these institutions.

“I want to tell this congregation and the country at large that my ministry and the Ministry of Education are working on a programme to ensure that the learning institutions, particularly universities, are properly secured. We are going to attach senior security officers in each university to monitor the security aspect of these institutions,” said the CS.

He added that they were particularly targeting radicalisation since they were well aware that it was taking place in some of the institutions of learning. These experts, he said, would help the government to nab the real culprits before any damage was done.

He commended his Education counterpart Dr. Fred Okengo Matiangi for his remarkable efforts to transform the education sector in this country.

Earlier, the CS recommended that headteachers, their deputies and teachers on duty live within the school compounds. He was also of the view that all support staff were vetted before they were employed in schools as some of them were responsible for inciting students and recruiting them into radical groupings.

This announcement comes at a time when learning institutions especially secondary schools are faced by heightened unrests and radicalisation of students.

On the unfortunate incident in Kapenguria Police Station, the CS clarified that it was a case of a police officer who went berserk, killing six of his colleagues and Recce Squad officer but also pointed out that investigations were still ongoing to ascertain why he did whatever he did.

“I do not want really want to dwell on that issue as at now until we get full details from the IG. Investigations are ongoing. Otherwise, it was just one rogue soldier who decided to go berserk and killed six of his colleagues and he was also killed,” said Nkaissery.
  
MKU Founder and Chairman Simon Gicharu welcomed Mr Nkaissery’s announcement saying MKU was ready to adopt the new rules.

“As the MKU fraternity, we welcome the minister’s move and will fully do all in our capacity to ensure it succeeds in all our campuses. We do not want a repeat of Garissa University. We are ready to integrate the senior officer attached to us,” said Dr. Gicharu.
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