Parents blame MP Kutuny over poor state of classrooms in Motosiet school

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Classrooms at the Bahati Sinoko primary school in Cherangany constituency

Parents of pupils from Bahati Sinoko primary school of Motosiet ward, Cherangany constituency in Trans Nzoia County have condemned area MP Joshua Kutuny, saying he has deserted the constituents when it comes to development, specifically the school, which is in a poor condition. Led by their representative Moses Wanyonyi, they said the MP hasn’t heeded to their plea to construct decent classrooms and the ones in operation are unfit for use.

The mud classrooms at the school are poorly roofed and pose a risk to the pupils if quick action isn’t taken. “Our school has been neglected by the area MP. He hasn’t heeded to our cries as voters and basic needs like decent classrooms for our kids are lacking,” said one of the parents. They said the kids risk contracting diseases, including jiggers infestations since the classroom floors are also in a bad state.

An ongoing class in one of the classrooms

They said they’ll set aside rooms in their houses as classrooms if Kutuny won’t take charge of the situation. The parents’ sentiments were supported by the school’s acting headmistress Stella Kiplagat who disclosed that over 700 students risk
missing out on quality education due the dilapidated classrooms.

She expressed fear that pupils may contract Covid-19 when all classes resume in January since observance of the ministry of health guidelines at the institution is hard. Apart from the poor state of classrooms, other highlighted problems the school is facing include a lack of access to clean water, insufficient number of toilets and desks. She called upon MP Kutuny to visit the school and construct more classrooms, claiming that he had pledged Kshs 500,000 for the construction of a class in 2017 but he never gave the whole amount up to date, stalling the project in the process.