It was difficult for me to continue with primary education during Moi era, until when Kibaki came to power and introduced free primary education and partially free secondary education. He did what was better for him then. You're better in next life Mwai Kibaki.

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@JonathanMBR has literacy rate improved? I hope it had improved.

But dont know ground reality, here in india education is free but many illiterate parents dont send after class 5

@JonathanMBR even the police went to make them understand, but due to poor child welfare facility the authorities cant just take them away

@Aman9das in Kenya it's the same poverty plays some role, although education has delivered most poor people from poverty, sometimes it gets parents to choose basic needs over education, in Kenya unfortunately we have children labourers!

@JonathanMBR if voluntarily to help parents, then its good. My dad did like that in vacations, clean garden or collect firewood.. i collected wood to create a pyre for a ceremony (holika dahan), and earned a little in donations, but not at all due to finantial needs. Im very grateful to be relatively well off

@Aman9das yes helping parents is a must, that's children here helps parents in their work is very normal, that's we worked and still children work without pay to help their parents. There this work you go to work motivated by money to buy something like doughnuts, shoes and clothes, plenty of them for children because child labour is cheaper and they are easy to manipulate.

@JonathanMBR children labourers here too, doing stuff like working in fields during vacation/harvest. Sounds alright, but it is just slowly falling behind in education n dropping out

This documentary is good: youtu.be/P6sTFIbWMPY

@Aman9das literacy rate in Kenya is around 85% it has increased ever since he took power in Kenya from 2003, he laid foundations that the current government is riding on, although currently no free education as such because parents started paying some sort of fees. Parent in Kenya send their kids to school up to standard 8 which is compulsory and minimum requirements for you to be conversant with national language which is Kiswahili. Secondary and tertiary education is somehow expensive for most parents to afford in Kenya, that's why Kibaki's government introduced massive day secondary school which are cheaper compared to advanced boarding schools. These day schools lack some or most equipments necessary for effective learning.

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