President William Ruto has assured Kenyans that the government is doing all it can to bring the skyrocketing cost of living down. The president while addressing residents of Komarock and Umoja said his administration has well laid out plans to reduce the prices of basic commodities such as petrol within a month. President Ruto was in Eastlands to officially open the Komarock south primary school
While addressing the residents of Komarok and Umoja in Eastlands Nairobi, shortly after commissioning Komarock south primary school president William Ruto asked Kenyans to be a little patient with the high cost of living as his administration works on bringing down the prices of basic commodities
Earlier, the president who was accompanied by his deputy, Rigathi Gachagua and Nairobi governor Johnson Sakaja officially opened the new completed Komarock south primary school. The president said his administration is commissioned to channeling new funds to learning institutions.
“I deliberately came here today with the purpose of opening this school because i want our leaders in Nairobi to know that we have thousands of our children who are not going to school in Nairobi county.” Ruto said
The newly completed school opened its doors for the first time last month raising to eight public primary schools in Embakasi central constituency with each school accommodating at least two thousand five hundred pupils. President Ruto emphasized on the need to have more schools in the city.
“In a city with more than 5 million people, it is impossible to have two hundred and sixty primary schools and 100 secondary schools only, and that’s why i have said what we agreed on with Nairobi governor sakaja and other leaders that we have to look for a place to build more schools”
Nairobi has 286 public schools, out of which 205 are primary institutions and the remaining 81 are secondary schools.
Area MP Benjamin Gathiru had earlier said that the school was meant to help reduce congestion in the surrounding schools and save parents from the pain of having to pay exorbitant fees in some learning institutions.he revealed that the constituency has a shortage of 200 classrooms.
The new school is already full, with 2,000 learners covering grades 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and class 7 already registered the school currently has 37 complete classrooms, is three streamed, and has 15 teachers all the classes are filled up, with class 7 already boasting over 120 new registrations.
The MP noted that the school requires 200 teachers but can only manage 15 teachers for now Nairobi governor Johnson Sakaja reassured his commitment to a countrywide school feeding program saying the county government has already embarked on the initiative
By Marion Wafula