Photo of pupils inside dilapidated classroom sparks online debate
A front page picture on the Daily Nation showing students sitting for the KCPE examinations in a dilapidated school in Malava, Kakamega County has sparked a heated online debate.
The picture shows pupils from Shikokhwe Primary School seated on wooden desks doing their exams inside a mud walled classroom. A good section of the walls seem to have fallen off exposing the students who are inside the classroom.
The photo captured the attention of Kenya’s online community which was quick to demand for answers from the President and the county government.
Public school infrastructure is the responsibility of the NATIONAL GOVERNMENT. Tag the President, Deputy, Min. of Education etc. https://t.co/HXWymYJxsX
— The ODM Party (@TheODMparty) November 2, 2017
Tag the governor, Senator, MP, Women Rep and MCA pic.twitter.com/vhecbyWpoX
— Robert ALAI (@RobertAlai) November 2, 2017
so many classrooms country wide funded by CDF.Does this mean responsible MP’s don’t know national government exist????
— @Nnix Bber (@karangi82) November 2, 2017
Where is Bonnie Khalwale and Governor oparanya. Shame Shame Shame
— Kuria Wa Gathoni (@KuriaWaGathoni) November 2, 2017
This is a National Government function. Only ECD and TVET are devolved to counties. Matiangi has the budget for schools infrastructure.
— Daud Hirmoge (@hirmoge4) November 2, 2017
can’t remember the last time gov built schools it has been the responsibility of community
— Kinda kicheko (@kicheko_kinda) November 2, 2017
And what’s the role of a MP in this scenario?
— moussah (@Onywerenyambati) November 2, 2017
It doesnt matter whether education is devolved or not, on good will, local govts can improve such situations!
— Barongo Haron (@barongoharonbar) November 2, 2017
Waah what a reasoning! MPs who knows and takes their electorates serious rather than sycophancy have transformed schools thru CDF
— chimbamarano (@chimbawarui1) November 2, 2017