Government declares 15 public schools in Mau forest illegal
SEE ALSO :Rift Valley leaders seek talks over Mau“The Government considers these schools illegal structures that have not been mandated to take in pupils,” said Natembeya. He noted that all 15 schools would be closed and advised parents not to take their children there when other schools reopen on September 2. The primary schools to be closed are Kirobon, Senetwet, Kapsibilwo, Kitoben, Indianit, Kabarak, Noosogami, Chorwet, Ogilgei, Sebetet, Olabai, Koitabai, Chebirbelek, Chebetet and Lelechwet. Natembeya claimed that one of the leaders in the Mau region approached headteachers and asked them to use the money allocated to them to put up the illegal schools. “It is true the funds used to construct the schools came from the Government. It should, however, be noted that headteachers who received this money legally were deceived into building the illegal schools on forest land.”
SEE ALSO :All set for Mau forest evictionsHe said the only primary schools in the region that the Government recognises are Triangle, Enoosogon, Tedetwet, Ole NKapune, Tachasis,Ole Sulunye, Saire, Bondet, Kapkures, Botoret, Esongoroi, Kalyet, Kinebetei, Nkaroni and Kichaba. Natembeya also took issue with the Nyayo Tea Zone situated between Olposimoru and Mau forests, saying it is not supposed to be there and had led to forest encroachment.
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