Northern Kenya’s education in jeopardy by insecurity.
Article 53 (1) (b) of the Kenyan Constitution states that every child has the right to free and compulsory basic education, and Article 55 (a) states that the State shall take measures, including affirmative action programs, to ensure that the youth have access to relevant education and training.
Since Kenya’s independence, northern Kenya, in arid Kenya, has had significantly lower rates of access, participation, completion, and achievement. However, rising insecurity, including that posed by Al Shabaab, has harmed educational outcomes in Northern Kenya.
The Elephant speaks with Fatuma Ali Saman, a Kenyan educator and women’s rights activist.