The government has revealed a new plan to have all students in Kenya wear the same school uniform.
This move comes after the implementation of a uniform yellow colour for school buses.
Education Principal Secretary Belio Kipsang, said that they would seek to have students wear the same uniform.
A uniform of the same colour and made with the same fabric.
He wants local textile industries like Moi University-owned Rivatex in Eldoret to prepare to manufacture the new uniforms, once the new policy is adopted.
He went ahead and said;’As we move towards having the same uniform and fabric in all our schools we want Rivatex to prepare so that they are able to play a role in the manufacture of the uniforms that will be required,’.
Kenyan schools have always come up with their own uniform policy,so this move would represent a major shift.
The proposal has been frowned upon by a number of Kenyans while a few see that it will go a long way in bridging differences between students and families of widely contrasting income levels.
The final outcome remains to be seen.