Parents face agony as schools re-open
03 January 2012, 17:41
Nairobi – Primary schools re-opened on Tuesday across
the country with parents spending more as prices of books and other
essentials increased due to the harsh economic times.
After heavy spending in the festive Christmas and New Year holidays,
parents were taken aback by the prices of textbooks and exercise books
that have gone up by between 15 and 30 percent.
A textbook that previously sold at Sh300 has shot up by between Sh45
to Sh90 while a 64-page exercise book that previously sold at Sh14 now
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