Kwambu Primary School in Lwandeti Ward, Lugari Sub-County, fell into a sorry state after a 30-year-old building accomodating 228 pupils in Grade Four, Five and Six collapsed on March just when the school was closing for the April holidays.
Two months after the incident, Kwambu Primary headteacher, Mr. Charles Sifuna, says the county and national governments have turned a deaf ear to his plight for constructing the classrooms back, and no help from them is foreseen.
This has forced him to shift his office to under a tree and let Grade One pupils use his building for learning. He has also vacated the other pupils to classrooms meant for other classes.
“We have been forced to consolidate several classes into one because the school is two-streamed. This has led to overcrowding,” he said.
Only the Kakamega gubernatorial aspirant Fernandes Barasa, Lwandeti Ward MCA, John Ngome, and parents have headed to his plea, he says.
“Contributions from two politicians and parents have seen two classrooms raised to the foundation level. The CDF has done nothing and the area MP (Ayub Savula) is yet to visit the school,” Mr. Sifuna said.
The school needs at least KShs 1.8 million to put up five classrooms enough for the 228 displaced pupils. The headteacher says the school has only managed to raise KShs 200,000.
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.