By Amoto Ndiewo
Linda Boni Operation Director Joseph Kanyiri has asked teachers in terror prone areas to report back for duty in their respective stations.
Kanyiri said the Government had enhanced security.
The directive came after schools in Basuba, Milimani, Mangai, Mararani and Kiunga failed to open as teachers and pupils cited insecurity caused by Al Shabaab bandits.
He assured non locals who ran away from the duty stations of security adding that the areas is fairly stable for teaching services to resume.
Residents have continued to live in fear as more than 200 gunmen were claimed to have taken control of the Boni Forest since 2012.
Talking to the press Kanyiri warned teachers who fail to honour return to work order of dire consequences.
“Those tutors who want to work in comfort zones shall not be tolerated by any state department,’’ he cautioned.
He said all Kenyan children are entitled to free basic education and anyone who makes any attempt to derail that goal will bear the consequences.
“People should stop panicking and being afraid to work in the name of insecurity as the security in Basuba is fairly stable for learning,’’ he added.
Teachers Service Commission County director in Lamu Charles Nyauma confirmed his readiness to deploy more teachers to the region so long as the Government offers security.
As if down playing the assurances by Nyarika, the education director said teachers are there but the security officer must beef the security.
“If things are okay we will take teachers there, I mean why not?” he posed.