No more burials on weekdays, says Governor
26 May 2014, 11:26
Naivasha - Nyamira County Governor, John Nyangarama now wants burials in the county to be conducted strictly on weekends to avoid disrupting learning in schools.
He is consequently planning a meeting with stakeholders in the sector to discuss how to amicably address the matter.
The governor expressed concerns that learning was being disrupted after bereaved relatives opted to set burial dates on weekdays, something he said had contributed to poor performance in the county.
He was addressing the press after presiding over closing ceremony of a one week seminar for Nyamira County Secondary Schools Heads Association at a Naivasha hotel.
Nyangarama said that residents should arrange to bury their dead during weekends to avoid a situation where teachers left students to attend burials on weekdays.
He said that during burials, most students opted to skip classes in the pretext that teachers who in reality could be related to the deceased failed to report to work.
Clarifying that he was not against burial rites by any means, Nyangarama argued that he simply wanted control measures instituted to allow for balance that will enable learning to continue uninterrupted.
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