Parents at the second most populous primary school in Bungoma county have united, contributed and build 27 doors toilet for their children.
Moi DEB primary school otherwise known as Commonwealth primary school in Bungoma town has 3, 555 pupils has had a number of challenges including lack of pit latrines.
Bungoma DEB primary is the second most populous learning institution in the country after Olympic primary school in Nairobi.
Addressing the press, Hezron Wekesa, aclass 8 representative said that the school latrines caved in following a heavy down pour last year.
He said that they contributed a certain amount each that helped them to fulfill the project.
“We had the challenges where our children could relieve themselves after the resumption of learning, majority of them could use one toilet, we were embarrassed as parents,” he said.
Wekesa added, “We saw the need of helping them because the government would take time to save the situation because of the bureaucracy involved, so we made the decision to contribute something small so that we could have nice toilets for our children,”.
The school currently has 37 door toilets after Kanduyi NG-CDF put up another Ten doors at the learning institution.
“We are very grateful to the area Mp Wafula Wamunyinyi for helping the school get 10 extra toilets, this will help learners have a nice place to relieve themselves when pressed,” said Wekesa.
He praised the school head teacher and the teachers for the discipline at the learning institution that has raised its standards high enough.
“We thank God for getting us a nice head teacher, to get her with his teachers and the other workers, discipline has been maintained and as you can see everything is fine,” he stated.
He decried the street children menace that is targeting pupils.
He called on Bungoma County Commissioner Samwel Kimiti to intervene and safe learners the situation.
“They are targeting pupils and stealing from them, the security should work out on how to kick them from Moi Street near Tete bar, they have forced parents to accompany their children to school during morning hours,” he said.
Wamunyinyi has planned to construct and equipping of the ground floor of a one storey building at Moi DEB primary school.
Currently the school has 271 registered KCPE candidates expected to sit the national examination in March.