25 June 2014

Kenya: County Stops Building of Naivasha School

THE construction of a school in Naivasha by an investor has been halted. The county has directed Bridge International to stop the construction of the primary school on the Kayole estate as the plans are substandard.

The chairman of the implementation committee Simon Wanyoike Wanango said the classrooms were very small and there is no playground. "The investor wants to put up a primary school on a very small parcel of land and we have blocked this as their plan is not standard," he said.

Meanwhile, Wanyoike said the county will employ casual employees from former councils. In a motion tabled in the county assembly, Wanyoike expressed his concern over the large number of staff who had worked for years without getting full employment. The MCA said this is illegal and in violation of labour laws hence the move to employ them on a permanent basis.

"We have 215 employees working on a casual basis and the worry- ing thing is some have worked for more than fifteen years," he said. Speaking in Naivasha on Monday, the Lakeview ward representative said the assembly had writ- ten to the public service board to stop recruitment.

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