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Sunday, 27 July 2014

PARENTS DECLARE REP PERSONA NON GRATA IN SCHOOL

Kanyangi ward rep Nzuki Wambua is in trouble after irate parents of Itulani Primary School in Lower Yatta, Kitui county, banned him from participating in the school’s activities until he honours a pledge he made that he would donate beds and mattresses to the school.

Led by the Parents Teachers Association chairman Thomas Musyoka, they accused the politician of making false promises to get votes during campaigns but never fulfilled them. They have now stopped him from accessing the school until he donates the beddings.

“We are no longer going to entertain leaders who give lip services for political expediency,” said Musyoka. He has vowed to lobby among parents and other voters to vote out the MCA in 2017.

According to the parents, the MCA had during the campaigns visited the school and promised to make the institution a low-cost boarding school and promised to provide boarding facilities but to date, he has not even set foot in the school.
According to the school’s headteacher Mutuku Nzoka, the parents had wished to have the children board but the school still lacks boarding facilities.

But the MCA in a quick rejoinder, said: “I did not pledge beddings for the entire school. My conscience is clear. I only promised to buy mattresses and beds for bright pupils in upper classes”.