Officially, it is end of flying toilets at Isinya Township Primary School as the pupils prepare to move to new grounds early next year.
Governor Joseph Lenku and Kaputiei North MCA Joshua Olowuasa.
Complete with a brand new name; Ole Lenku Isinya Township Primary School, the new school at Multipurpose Training Centre will give the pupils freedom of movement, flashy classes, new kitchen and of course new toilets.
The old school, that was branded institution of shame, sat on a one-eighth of an acre with more than 800 pupils sharing one toilet with teachers.
Being in an estate in the most densely populated part of the town, pupils answering calls of nature were forced to do it on paper bags and later threw them to adjacent plot belonging to unnamed woman.
Pupils had no proper kitchen and the teachers had been forced to partition their office so as to get space for cooking. County Press highlighted the messy situation at the school which caused the attention of governor Joseph Lenku and the area MCA Joshua Olowuasa.
Early in the week when governor Lenku and Olowuasa visited the new site where the new school is being put up, the local MCA heaped praises on the county government for the effort they put in acquiring five acres for the new school.
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Olowuasa said although primary schools are not devolved in the new constitution, the governor took it upon himself to put up the new school and save the children from shame.
“We in Kaputiei North Ward have already given you the votes you require in 2022 because of the good work you are doing for the people of Isinya,” Olowuasa told Lenku.
In reciprocating, Lenku told the people of Isinya to re-elect Olowuasa for the effort he has put up uplift their living standards, adding that the MCA has been supportive to him.
Earlier in the day, when Lenku and other leaders toured Isinya Health Centre, Olowuasa had told the governor the facility has no ambulance and only on Kajiado referral hospital or Kitengela sub county hospital whenever there is an emergency.
He said the facility is sitting on 42 acres of land which is ample for expansion and upgrading. Olowuasa also said the facility should be fenced off to stop people from encroaching on the hospital land.
“We also experience shortage of drugs and staff to manage a growing number of patients. All the laundry machines at the facility are not serviceable, and this coupled with the shortage of water, the facility becomes a mess sometimes,” said Olowuasa.
“I am happy to report to the people of Isinya that they received the desired commodity within 60 days after I was inaugurated into office. What you now need in this town is a major water reservoir because a lot of water comes here and you have nowhere to reserve the commodity,” said Lenku.
The governor also announced that his government will procure a generator for Isinya health centre and also provide security lights in densely populated estates.
Expounding on resources, Lenku said he will ensure that the entire Kajiado will have had piped water in the next four years. The governor is on record saying Nol-Turesh water will only be supplied to other counties after Kajiado has had enough of its share.
He pointed out that the county government has no plans to expand Isinya health centre but instead will strengthen management systems to cope up demand for services.
Lenku, while responding to recommendations made by Kaputiei North MCA, Olowuasa, however said he will only strife to source for an ambulance and a water tank for the health facility.
Lenku said; “Looking at the number of births which stands at about 2 children on average in a day, I do not think it is viable for now to build a new maternity in this facility.”
He went on; “What we need to do is to strengthen your management systems so as to cope with demand. I am aware that the facility receives more patients or clients seeking medical assistance in the evenings and to manage that, you need to reschedule working hours for your medics.”
Lenku said he announced his visit to the medical facility because he does not want to behave like others (in his position) who visit hospitals incognito.
He toured the facility’s drugs’ store and said he was satisfied the hospital has enough medicine except for a few missing which will be procured immediately.
The governor ordered his Health CECM, Esther Somoire, to write a letter to her Water CECM, Florence Waiganjo so that she can fix the water problem at the hospital immediately.