Children living in a deplorable condition

84 children living at the Kianyaga Children’s Home are living in deplorable conditions, despite the County government allocating Sh. 6 million each year.

Blocked toilets, falling beds are the order of the day at the facility. Window panes are also broken in the dormitories and there are no curtains.

The Kirinyaga County Assembly MCAs, on Wednesday visited the home to access the situation and found it in a sorry state.

The children walk around in tatters, bare footed as some sleep on beds without beddings, while the beds have outlived their usefulness.

The Majority Leader, Kamau Murango and area MCA, David Mathenge led the MCAs in demanding for the sacking of Gender and social services county director for misappropriating funds.

In a report tabled in the Assembly by the Director of Gender and Social, Mrs. Susan Nyambura, said the home spent Sh. 350,000 in repairs of machines, including lifts at the home, yet there is no single storey building nor machinery.

The MCAs have threatened to invade the office of the Director and kick her out. They said an individual should not benefit from funds meant to improve destitute kids.

The MCAs said they are ready to protect the integrity of the assembly and keep the executive in check, in what is seen as a simmering row between the assembly and the executive.

Employees at the home also revealed they have not been paid their salaries for the past four months.

Source: Kenya News Agency