Juja community allocates 5-acre land for first public primary school

JUJA MP George Koimburi addressing the residents.

Ndekoma village in Juja, Kiambu County, is set to have its inaugural public primary school with the community allocating a five-acre parcel of land for the construction.

This initiative aims to alleviate the strain on the heavily populated St Francis Primary School and address the longstanding predicament of children traveling extensive distances for education.

Scheduled to commence in January of the upcoming year, the construction of the new school has garnered the support of Juja MP George Koimburi.

With a budget of Ksh 9 million already earmarked for the initial phase, Koimburi anticipates additional funding injections as the project progresses.

“The allocated funds will facilitate the construction of classrooms and the installation of a perimeter fence, with the entire endeavor expected to be completed within a swift three-month timeframe,” the MP stated.

The plight of students from Ndekoma, Kigwi, Kenyatta Road, and Murera, who have historically navigated substantial distances to reach St Francis Primary School, will soon be alleviated.

Koimburi, expressing his commitment to the cause, emphasized the urgent need for relief in a community grappling with inadequate educational infrastructure.

The legislator outlined the initial phase of the project, which entails the construction of eight classrooms and an administration block.

He assured the community of ongoing efforts to secure more funds for additional facilities to accommodate the area’s burgeoning student population.

Kalimoni MCA Godfrey Mucheke, present at the land handover ceremony, demonstrated his support by donating Ksh 100,000 for the immediate renovation of existing structures.

Mucheke also disclosed plans for an Early Childhood Development and Education (ECDE) center on the same premises, emphasizing the provision of a holistic learning environment for the village’s children.

Local parents, represented by Peter Maina and Jane Wanjiru, lauded the development as a godsend.

They highlighted the adverse conditions their children faced, especially during heavy rains when the crossing of rivers became perilous.

With the newfound prospect of a local school, their concerns about safety and accessibility were alleviated.

By Kamau Njoroge

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