Nairobi Senator Johnson Sakaja has demanded an explanation from the Senate’s Committee on Lands, Environment and Natural Resources on the demolition of Martin Luther Primary School in Makadara Constituency.
Sakaja who made a statement at the Senate wants the committee to give a report on how an entity called “Thabiti Enterprise Company Ltd” got an approval from Survey of Kenya to subdivide part of the school land measuring 5.3 acres.
“Mr. Speaker Sir, I rise, pursuant to Standing Order 48(1), to seek a statement from the Chairperson, Standing Committee on Lands, Environment and Natural Resources on the demolition of Martin Luther Primary School in Makadara Constituency, Nairobi City County. In the Statement, the Committee should address the following: Number one, give a report explaining the circumstances under which the school which has a population of 801 pupils was demolished on the night of 6th October 2021 by unknown persons claiming the school land,” said Sakaja.
Sakaja also wants the committee to investigate and Provide a report on the status of the title deed for the school land which is approximately 11 acres.
A section of Martin Luther Primary School was last week demolished in the wee hours of the night. The school has a population of over 800 pupils.
Sakaja now wants NMS and the Nairobi County Government to be put to task to have all public schools fenced and issued with title deeds.
“Number five, get an undertaking from the Nairobi Metropolitan Services and Nairobi City County Government that the school land will be fenced and protected from land grabbers,” he said.
Martin Luther Primary School according to the area residents is a school that has been serving low income earners in Makadara Constituency.
The school has been in existence since the early 90s.
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