Nyakinyua Primary still feeling the scars of Solai Dam tragedy

Solai Nyakinyua Primary school is still coming to terms with the effects of the Solai Dam tragedy that claimed 47 lives leaving scores with injuries.

According to the school Head teacher Mr. James Wanjohi, the school situated at energy village that was swept by the Solai dam water is still feeling the scars as a section of classrooms as well as the latrines were swept away.

He says they have been forced to improvise temporary latrines for the girls and boys as well as those of the staff at the school.

Some pupils at the school are also forced to study under a tent that was given by well wisher church to avert scorching effects of the sun.

Mr.Wanjohi adds that the situation of the latrines is pathetic as the water table in the area has risen and the temporary latrines that were put up are almost filled with water.

He is now calling on the government to intervene before another disaster strikes.“We have got a tent that we received from CITAM just to assist us before we get classrooms.

On the issue of latrines we put up temporary latrines to assist us but the rising water table has seen them filled with water and therefore unfit. We hope the government will intervene” he said.

It should be noted that around 67 pupils from the school were affected by the Solai Dam tragedy that claimed 47 lives leaving scores with injuries.

PHOTO/Pristone Mambili:Pupils studying under a tent at Solai Nyakinyua Primary school in Solai.

Martin Gicinga

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