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School closed after raw sewage leaks into study rooms

Little Bees Kindergarten and Primary School in Syokimau has been forced to close for at least three weeks following the leak of untreated sewage into study rooms.

According to the school administration and residents, the leakage was a result of the current road constructions in Nairobi.

The construction led to a diversion of sewage and stormwater into the institution.

The owner of the school Donna Cheptoo confirmed that they have incurred losses as the playground, classes and rest of the property was filled with sewage.

“We had to close down the school the sewage was all over the school we had to rent another place at another additional cost,” she lamented.

The Parliamentary Committee on Environment through the intervention of area MP went to the school on Tuesday demanding the contractor of the China Road and Bridge Corporation to address the matter.

“Since the parliamentary committee visited, we have seen some action by the contractor, such constructions should be cognizant of communities living close by,” Cheptoo remarked.

Meanwhile, a similar incident has presented itself at Riruta Satellite in Dagorreti whereby the contractor of the Ndumaini Road has redirected stormwater to nearby homes.

Nothing has been done so far despite the many complaint letters to the Kenya Urban Roads Authority and Nairobi Metropolitan Services.

“Sisi watu wakubwa tunaumwa na tumbo, tuondolewa sewage. Kukinyesha nje, hatutakuwa na pa kukaa,” a resident said.

By Everlyne Bosibori

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