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Education Ministry Fails To Resolve Church Stalemate at Kangemi Primary School

The meeting between the parents and director of education slated to discuss the presence Open Heavens Ministry Church operating in Kangemi primary has been aborted over unclear circumstances.

According to the petitioners the director of education Westlands was unavailable.

Petitioners say the school has been turned into worship center therefore disrupting learning activities.

“This pastor should not be allowed to conduct his activities in this school let them get somewhere rent for the spiritual duties. find sometimes our children cannot have enough time for their remedials  because pastor is busy in the school…we are not saying spreading the gospel is a bad thing let it be done at the correct place. This is a government institution and such should not be allowed,” Robert a parent at the school told Ghetto Radio News.

The parents petitioned the Ministry of Education last week over the same demanding Pastor Allan Jomba and his church be evicted from the school.

“Now therefore your humble petitioners Pray for; The Ministry of Education and the The Nairobi City County Government inquire into and establish under what circumstances   did the Head Teacher of Kangemi Primary School allocate/lease part of the school to one pastor Allan Jomba to operate a church in the school compound. The Ministry of Education and Nairobi County Government cause the eviction of Pastor Allan Jombas’ Church from Kangemi Primary School,” the petition read in part.

 “The Ministry of Education and Nairobi City County Government engages relevant state agencies such as the DCI and DPP and prosecute all persons involved in the illegal allocation /leasing of part of Kangemi Primary School compound to Pastor Allan Jomba.” It recommended.

Meanwhile Jomba has dismissed claims that he leased the school saying he got permission from the school management and they have been using their resources to help the school and community in turn.

“Allegations that we rented or leased the school are not true and we have been using our resources to help the school including church tents  …we only erect temporary structures on Sundays so this is political,” Jomba told Ghetto Radio News on phone.

By Allan Otieno