Laikipia school to be relocated following constant attacks by elephants, buffalos
A primary school in Laikipia that is situated in ADC forest will be relocated due to perennial human-wildlife conflict, Laikipia Governor Joshua Irungu has said.
Speaking while launching the construction of the school on Tuesday, Governor Irungu said the government has given Sh11 million for the construction of Mutara Primary School in a conducive environment free of wildlife interference.
According to the residents, children at the school were often being attacked by elephants and buffaloes, adding that the school is also not easily accessible to the pupils.
“Many pupils have encountered wild animals, among them elephants and buffaloes, and they are forced to walk over 15 kilometers to access the school which was built during the colonial times. This has forced us to persistently ask the government to relocate the school,” said one resident.
The governor asked the pupils to put more effort in their education in order to perform well and raise the performance of the school and the region.
The governor noted that it was the residents’ right to demand quality services from their leaders, adding that the electorate should put their leaders to task.
The project is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
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