County asked to complete school project

Olekasasi High School Principal Johnson Gitau at the abandoned multipurpose hall. Photo Malack Obegi

By Our Reporter

Ole Kasasi High School Principal Johnson Gitau has asked the County government of Kajiado to complete the construction of the abandoned multipurpose hall.

The principal said the project procurement was done by the past regime of former Governor David Nkedianye and its groundbreaking was done in 2018.

“Work on the project was done for few months before it was abandoned and we have since then written several letters to the county but we have never received a reply,” he said.

Ongata Rongai Ward representative Mwathi Pere said the county government has not paid the contractor, which is why it abandoned the project.

“The contractor pumped in millions of shillings but the county failed to pay him to continue with the project,” Mwathi said.

The school head said they are also facing challenges of poor access roads because the contractor tarmacking the Olekasasi Rimpa road had abandoned a section that connects to the school.

He commended the county for construction Hellena Bridge where a pupil from the school was swept away by floods during heavy rains in 2019.

The Principal however challenged the government to expand the bridge for easy access and also asked Environment CS Keriako Tobiko to help implement a tree nursery project he promised the institution during his visit.

The institution is also facing water challenges because the Oloolaiser Water Company stopping pumping water after Kenya Power disconnected electricity.

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