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Details emerge on the demolition that caused drama along Mbagathi Road

According to the Nairobi Regional Co-ordinator of Education, the school was.....

Details have now emerged on why Kenyatta Golf Course Academy was demolished in the course of the weekend.

It can now be revealed that the school, which was brought down last Saturday sparking protests from pupils and teachers, was not registered.

According to the Nairobi Regional Coordinator of Education John Ololtuaa, the school had been existing illegally as it is occupying Kenya Railways land.

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Additionally, the kindergarten does not meet educational requirements and its existence near the railway poses a huge risk to the school fraternity.

It is said that there was communication lapse when the Kenyatta Pentecostal Assembly of God got a notice on May 5, 2017 from Kenya Railways about the impending eviction but failed to communicate to the school administration.

Demolition saga

Most of the parents were frustrated at the manner in which the destruction was carried out saying that they should have been notified earlier so as to seek schools for their kids elsewhere.

At least six teachers have lost their jobs following the demolition.

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Word has it that the school was to be relocated using funds donated by a sponsor but the owner and the pastor were yet to explain why it did not happen.

The school’s headmistress Mrs.Dolly Mbulika and parents have now asked the government as well as the Kenya Railways to allow the pupils to finish the current second term in the area.

Protests

The demolition sparked demonstrations from pupils and teachers earlier in the week who blocked the ever-busy Mbagathi Road in the morning rush hour.

Police have however arrested two teachers and two parents over claims of inciting pupils to block the road using school desks.

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