Default [Q] Android> disabling gestures

I have been trying for days now to achieve proper 'kiosk' mode on a Nexus5 running kitkat.

I am 90% of the way there using this solution

The above solution works with one caveat> the top status bar(with battery, wifi icons, etc) is auto hidden but is still viewable on a vertical swipe from the top.

So, as a solution I want to disable swipe gestures

Is there an easy way to do this in Android?