Friends and Church from US donates Sh.1m water tank

Pupils of Koimbi Primary School in Murang’a county have been relieved agony of carrying water to their school after a 300, 000 �litre water tank was commissioned in their institution on Saturday.

The tank that was funded by friends and church members from USA to the tune of S million will enable the school to have clean drinking water throughout the year.

The support which was championed by Kiharu Member of Parliament (MP) aspirant, Karanja Mburu, was lauded by the school administration and parents, who said their children will now maintain cleanliness, while learning due to availability of the precious commodity.

The school head teacher Mercy Jomo said some pupils in the institution were infested by jigger occasioned by dust in their classrooms.

Jomo said the water will not only support cleanliness of classrooms and water for drinking but will also support the school to plant fruit trees in their compound.

We appreciate the support of the water as it will give our children ample time to concentrate in their studies without disturbances of being sent to the river to fetch water, she added.

Jomo continued, Our children cannot concentrate well in their studies when they use part of their school time in rushing to nearby water sources to fetch water to wash their classrooms,

On his part, Mburu observed that many primary schools within Murang’a County experience difficulties in accessing clean water for pupils, especially during dry spells.

Through his initiative, the aspirant has helped in building similar water tanks to other 14 primary schools with support from friends from USA.

We have gotten these tanks through mobilizing of recourses from friends and well-wishers, and will not relent until we reach 100 other primary schools within the county, added Mburu, who was accompanied by members of Riverside Church from USA.

Meanwhile, the aspirant who is running independently urged his opponents to conduct peaceful campaigns, and avoid using youth to disrupt rallies of their competitors.

He observed that during elections many people fail to reach polling stations especially those from far flung areas, while urging the government to provide transport for the affected to cast their votes.

Lack of transport may hinder some people especially the aged from casting their votes and it is my prayer that the government looks into this challenge, added Mburu.

Source: Kenya News Agency