Lack of priority in developing poor education institutions in the constituency has placed the Kitui Rural MP in a catch twenty two creating two divergent scenarios where poor pupils of many government-run schools are forced to study while sitting on cold broken floors and dilapidated rusty classrooms while others enjoy extra serene learning environments within the constituency.
One such school is a government primary school Nzambia Primary in Kanyagi ward, Kitui Rural constituency, which could easily pass for a haunted and deserted house.
It is a constant reminder of the sorry state of education institutions in the interior of the county.
The school falls within the hands of Charles Nyamai Kitui Rural Consituency MP who just like the county government; has not bothered to take note of the school’s condition.
The only thing the pupils here have in abundance is exposure to a hostile environment with congested classrooms, corrugated rusty roof, dusty pot-holed classroom floors and acute shortage of furniture in the school. The noise emanating from the roofs makes learning impossible.
The situation of the current classrooms pictured have forced the schools administration to merge two classes together for fear of the roof caving in and burying the children. As many as 200 students both girls and boys study here, and the vast majority are from underprivileged backgrounds who cannot afford better schools.
A resident told KO that teachers and the administration joined local residents to bring the issues to the attention of the area MP, but to no avail. The local residents’ calls on the area MP to pay special attention to the school and announce a special grant have fallen on deaf ears.
Our efforts to seek the MP’s word on the same proved fruitless as he chose to ignore our inquest.
This has send many questioning the priorities of the constituency development funds boss and accusing him of negligence of duty for choosing to give a blind eye to the terrible situation.
This also exposes the reality of county government’s tall claims of providing better education facilities to schools.
“I voted for Charles Nyamai so that he works to improve this area, but he has been ignoring this school ever since he won,” said disappointed Benjamin, a resident of Kitui Rural.