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LEADERS OPPOSE UHURU’S SCHOOL DESKS PROGRAM AS AN AVENUE FOR LOOTING, WANTS SCHOOLS TO PROCURE INDEPENDENTLY

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LEADERSOPPOSE UHURU’S SCHOOL DESKS PROGRAM AS AN AVENUE FOR LOOTING, WANTS SCHOOLS TO PROCURE INDEPENDENTLY

Barely a day after President Uhuru Kenyatta launched the multi-million school desks production program, leaders from different quotas termed it as another avenue for looting.

Kathiani MP and National Wiper organizing secretary Robert Mbui says that it would be better if the Government released funds to schools managements to do desks procurement on their own instead of centralizing the initiative.

The legislator decried the current bad state of schools occasioned by Covid -19 pandemic saying that centralizing of desks procurement doesn’t make any sense and would become another corruption episode after KEMSA’s multi-billion loot.

“Give every school their money to buy whatever is needed instead of buying from Nairobi.  Why do we want to waste resources by procuring centrally? Give money to schools “

He wondered why the Government establishes management boards of schools if it can’t use them to develop the institutions. “We have polytechnics allover that can be used to make specified desks and also to help well distribution of resources so that we don’t make few millionaires and other people remain poor” said Mbui

And Kibwezi empowerment foundation patron Wakili Mwengi Mutuse speaking during handover of a girls dormitory that the area professionals have built for Kibwezi township primary school, said it was part of preparation ahead of schools re- opening

Wakili Mutuse urged the old students and pupils to go back to their roots and help the communities in ensuring school going children get a serene learning environment by giving back to the community as a way of beefing up Governments efforts in education sector support.

Mumbuni Driving and engineering college director Collins Kitaka urged the Government to reopen tertiary colleges to ensure students pursuing different courses accomplish their dreams and released to the industries to spur economic growth.

He said it was ironic for the Government to provide more desks without expanding the classrooms otherwise it will be an exercise in futility. “There is no need for desks without building classrooms, where will the desks be placed? There is urgent need for the Government to consider budgeting for even temporally structures for classrooms”

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