Dilapidated toilets at DEB Ntani Primary School have elicited mixed reactions from netizens, with people pulling in different directions on who is to blame for the poorly maintained structures.
The toilets were funded by the Constituency Development Fund (CDF) in the 2016/2017 financial year, under the patronage of Imenti North MP Rahim Dawood.
While the majority of residents blame the school management for neglecting the structures, a few believe the toilets were poorly done.
The images now making rounds on Social Media emerged after a recent visit by aspiring North Imenti MP Carol Karimi Muriuki, who was in the school delivering several text books to needy pupils.
“Our Incubate Programme was at Ntani Primary School. A school with such bright and promising children but in dire need!! The leadership has really failed the child of North Imenti and we need to get serious with our votes,” says Hon Carol Muriuki.
“Watu waache kupiga kelele online waende ground wajionee hali ilivyo Ntani Primary School. Yaani tuko North Imenti moja? Hakuna milango ya choo, na CDF inatumiwa vibaya,” says Patrick Gitonga.
However, there are those of the opinion that the pictures are part of a plan to gain political mileage for Rahim’s opponents in the August 9 polls.
“Tell our people the truth. The school BOG and Headmaster are to blame. To build and to maintain are two different things. I am not a Rahim supporter but let us address real issues which need the attention of aspirants we are supporting,” says Peter.
“Yaani choo ya 2016 in a Primary School with over 400 pupils and a careless administration. What else do you expect? Kuna ka umama fulani hapa hata Kama tunagombea kiti ya MP,” says Kathurima Ian.
DEB Ntani Primary School is a public day primary school in Giaki with an estimated classroom ratio of 40:1 and a pupil to toilet ratio of 60:1.
Speaking during an interview with a local radio station, Tigania East MP Gichunge Kabeabea said that CDF only funds projects that require no recurrent costs.
Kabeabea was responding to concerns from Meru residents about his much-hyped microchips promise to Tigania East herders. The legislator had promised to employ microchips technology in efforts to curb cattle theft in the area.
“I tabled the proposal in parliament and it was rejected. CDF only deals with projects that require no additional costs after completion,” Kabeabea said.
The Constituencies Development Fund (CDF) is a development fund by the national government to all constituencies for projects that seek to address poverty reduction, enhance regional equity, and support socio-economic development for the people at the constituency level.
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