Ministry Of Education On The Spot Over Stalled New Njiru Secondary School
A section of Njiru residents in Kasarani constituency are now pleading with the government to complete the construction process of the new Njiru Secondary a school and open it.
The construction of the New Njiru Secondary School started in 2015 and up to date the government has not admitted a single student.
According to the area residents they fought for the land where the schools is located and it is now unfair that six years later the school is yet to open for admissions.
There are about 4 classes that were built by the then Kasarani Member of Parliament John Njoroge in 2014.
‘‘One hundred and thirty candidates sit for exams every year in Njiru Primary School and with no government secondary school in the whole of Njiru, how will they achieve 100 percent transition? We are forced to take them far places yet we have a new school here,’’ Michael Maina Kibe Njiru Primary school Chairman told Ghetto Radio News.
Before the foundation stone was laid down in that land, it was bare and a battle ground for investors who installed an exhauster plant where waste was being drawn.
The locals complained to National Environment Management Authority of Kenya and the Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company and the plant was removed from the area.
‘‘It has been a huge struggle to have this land for free for our children and we want the government to move with speed and open this school by next year ,’’ another resident told Ghetto Radio News.
Our efforts to reach the Ministry of Education to comment on the construction of the school were futile.