Over 10, 000 Form One students in Kisumu county are yet to report to secondary schools, the government has said .
According to Kisumu County Director of Education Peter Munene, out of the 31, 303 candidates who sat for the 2021 Kenya Certificate of Primary Education in the area, only 20, 804 have reported so far.
Munene blamed rising cases of child labour as the main cause of the failure by government to realize 100% school transition rate in the county
He cited the into boda boda business which has attracted a good number of young boys who should be in school
Teenage pregnancies have also been cited as another cause of the low turnout of girls joining secondary schools in the county
Munene said a multi-agency team of education officials, chiefs and assistant chiefs and Non-Governmental Organizations has been constituted to mop up the remaining children and ensure they report to school.
Lack of school fees among parents has forced many male students to join the bodaboda business as a way of making ends meet