At least 220 pupils of Kwambu Primary School in Matete, Lugari Sub-county, Kakamega County, will have to be sorted out afresh after part of a dilapidated building hosting their classrooms went down.
Mr. Charles Sifuna, the headteacher, confirmed that no one was injured in the incident that happened early morning today before any pupil had reported to school.
The school head revealed that two classrooms crumbled while other three are in the verge of collapsing.
“Classrooms that collapsed are even in a better position. The ones that are now remaining, anything can happen any time,” he said.
Mr. Sifuna said he is lucky the school, which is more than 30-years-old and now has 820 students, is closing today for the two-months holiday, otherwise the situation would be out of control.
“Now that we are closing today, I can say that we are lucky. But come May we are in a big problem. We are just hoping that something will be done before opening,” he added.
He confirmed that the buildings were poorly constructed.
“I don’t see any lintels, so definitely they are very weak,” he said.
He added that the school has made some proposals to the CDF for more classrooms in addition to the two the kitty funded.
“They have promised us some (more). The faster they do it, the better,” he concluded.
The area assistant chief Thomas Luvonga confirmed the incident.
Sam Oduor is the editor-in-chief at the Western Kenya Times who leverages the power of the Internet in telling stories that shape opinions.