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Police ferry students into exam centres, as Waititu warns developers sitting on public land.

Form 4 candidates from Kenyatta Girls Secondary School being ferried in a police land cruiser into the school to enable them sit for the Mathematics Paper I on Monday morning.
Police Land Cruisers were on Monday used to ferry Kenyatta Girls and Kimuchu Secondary Schools candidates to their examination halls after their schools were cut off by floods.

Through the intervention of the area DCC Tom Anjere and the local leadership, the students who could not have otherwise accessed the exam centres were saved by this intervention.

The 152 Kenyatta Girls Secondary School candidates arrived early for the Mathematics Paper I exams to find the road to their school totally submerged in flush floods. However, a quick response by the DCC and the Education Department in the area ensured that the girls sat for the paper in time.

Anjere assured all the students in the sub-county that his office will do everything possible to ensure that they comfortably sat for their exams.

“I want to assure all the candidates that my office will do everything within our capacity to ensure that they sit for their exams without any problems. I am working with all the relevant departments including the local leaders to ensure that this exercise proceeds as smoothly as possible,” said the DCC.

Present were the Thika West Deputy Director of Education Ronald Mbogo, Thika Deputy OCPD Bernard Ayoo, DAPC Peter Nzimbi and the school Principal Mrs. Jane Wambui King’ang’i.

Meanwhile, Kiambu Governor Ferdinand Waititu led Thika residents of Umoja Estate in demolishing perimeter walls of a plot allegedly to have been grabbed and which had blocked the drainage system leading to floods.

Speaking at the scene, Waititu, vowed to reclaim all grabbed land in the area, blaming the grabbers for the mess currently being experienced following the short rains.

Though he admitted that the county had not yet set a budget for disaster management, Waititu promised to push for the approval of some kitty to cushion victims of disasters within the county.

“My government is yet to set aside disaster management funds but we will do so in due time. We have also started putting up measures to redirect water flowing in Gatundu to River Chania as we seek to arrest flooding in Thika,” he said.

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