After enduring postponement due to devastating floods, Kenyan schools are slated to resume their second term on Monday.

President William Ruto announced the decision on Wednesday, citing advice from the Kenya Meteorological Department, which forecasts improved weather conditions in the coming week.

During a meeting with leaders from Kajiado and Laikipia, President Ruto emphasized the government's reliance on meteorological assessments,"

"All parents are advised on the assessment of the weathermen and the assessment of the government of Kenya it will now be safe and we have made adequate arrangement," Ruto announced.

Acknowledging the challenges posed by the floods, the president assured that measures had been taken to ensure the safety of students as they return to school.

"And therefore, all schools will be opened on Monday next week and therefore, parents must prepare their children to go to school," he declared.

Furthermore, President Ruto pledged government support for schools grappling with infrastructure damage caused by the floods.

Acknowledging the extensive damage inflicted upon schools by the floods, the president assured that the government would allocate funds for repairing infrastructure through the Constituency Development Fund.

The decision to reopen schools comes in the wake of catastrophic flooding since last month, resulting in significant loss of life and displacement.

Flash floods have claimed over 200,000 lives and uprooted more than 200,000 people across 42,000 households. Notably, the Mai Mahiu flood tragedy last week alone led to over 50 fatalities, highlighting the severity of the situation.

In Nairobi, particularly in vulnerable areas like Mukuru and Mathare, homes were swept away by the floods, rendering hundreds homeless and causing over 30 deaths.

The devastation underscores the urgent need for comprehensive measures to mitigate the impact of natural disasters on vulnerable communities.

Looking ahead, meteorologists have cautioned about near-average to above-average rainfall nationwide in May, with intermittent thunderstorms expected.

Coastal regions such as Mombasa, Kilifi, Lamu, Kwale, and parts of Tana River are bracing for heavy rains, necessitating heightened preparedness and resilience efforts to safeguard lives and property.