Learning Resumes In Schools Near Boni Forest

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Teachers in schools near Boni forest in Lamu County, coastal Kenya, were, on January 30, 2023, airlifted to their various schools by the Kenya Defence Force (KDF) choppers as education commenced for the first term in the region.

The teachers were airlifted to schools in Kiangwe, Milimani, Mararani, Mangai and Basuba in Lamu county.

Addressing the teachers before taking off, Colonel Joel Tanui assured the teachers of their safety in their respective schools and their support in education and other sectors.

"We are beyond grateful to you all for your sacrifice to serve in this area, all the preparations have been made to ensure a safe environment for everyone and we anticipate a successful and positive term at school," said KDF Commanding officer Colonel Tanui.

On her part, the Teachers Service Commission Lamu County Director Riziki appreciated KDF for providing transportation and the multi-agency troops that provide security in their area of service; additionally, she said processes are underway to see that more teachers are posted in Lamu County in the ongoing teacher recruitment.

Most schools in the region were closed down after teachers fled owing to frequent attacks in the area by the al-Shabaab terror group from Somalia.

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