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Floods hit school office paralysing learning

11 May 2012, 12:49 Tony Ndungu Karomo

The effects of the ongoing rains that have continued to pound most parts of the country have intensified and paralyzed learning at Athiru Rujine primary school in Igembe South District after the school staffroom and latrines were swept away by floods.

During the incident school’s facilities including books were destroyed rendering the learning process impossible yesterday.

According to area Kenya national union of teachers’ secretary Mr. Julius Thaitumu the destruction was caused by heavy downpour that hit the area the previous night causing flood that swept away some classrooms and the staff office.

Thaitumu urged  the government and well wishers to intervene and help the school to put up new structures to enhance good learning environment now that the  schools have been reopened.

And in Maua town, some business centers have been rendered inaccessible following a heavy downpour that has caused floods in some parts of the town.

Speaking to people daily the business people and traders in the town appealed to the government and Maua Town Municipal council to act on the drainage system of the town to curb the menace.

“The floods have caused a heavy loss to some business people, some have already closed their businesses due to floods others have vacated their house in fear, I think the government should act immediately because this town lies on slopes of Nyambene Forest and all water collect here,” posed Ken Mugambi a businessman.

They claimed that some people who live near the swamp are in great danger of losing their lives if the ongoing long rains intensify.

They claimed the buildings of Seventh Day Adventists Church and New Apostolic Church in Maua have been submerged in water including several other houses in the surrounding.

Some Landlords also said they are counting losses as their tenants have deserted their houses citing the impending danger.

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