Parents in Nakuru County have been urged to ensure that their children stay at home for most of the time during the prolonged holiday.
Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui said that it was disheartening to see children flocking playing grounds as if everything was normal
He said that crowding of children within estate open spaces and playing grounds was risky and could provide a rich ground for the spread of corona virus.
He reminded parents that the main by the government to close down schools was to protect children saying that allowing them to crowd in public spaces was defeating the whole reason of school closure.
Kinyanjui urged parents to try as much as they can to ensure that children are kept at home.
“I know it might be hard to keep the children at home most of the time but at this time let us try and stop them from congregating in playing fields,” he said
He spoke a day after Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha announced the extension of the April holidays for one month owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.
President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered for an early closure of all learning institutions in the country as a preventive and containment measure against the spread of corona virus.