Education Cabinet Secretary George Magoha has maintained that the ministry will hunt down pregnant school girls.
Speaking on Friday, Magoha stated that pregnancy is not a disease and all pregnant girls should report back to class.
Magoha said it was mandatory for children to get back to school, ordering chiefs and other Interior officials to ensure the girls are brought back.
“Pregnancy should not be treated like a disease. We are calling upon Interior ministry officials to look for the girls, ensure they receive proper counseling, and return them to school," the CS said.
He had visited Bungoma DEB Secondary School, the largest in the country after Olympic in Nairobi's Kibera slum.
The outspoken CS praised schools that have learners study outside in tents or under trees to maintain social distancing because of Covid-19.
“We appreciate schools that are innovating to ensure learners continue their education," he said.
The CS said the ministry was happy more than 80 percent of learners returned to school.
He said the government had provided enough desks and asked those who had won tenders to deliver them by Monday.
The CS again warned school heads against sending away learners for lack of fees, saying they should be considerate because of the economic hardship caused by Covid-19.
“For primary schools and secondary schools we should not even have any debate. No one should send learners home because government has already given money to schools." Magoha said.
He said Sh4 billion had already been released to primary schools and secondary schools received Sh14.6 billion.