REBUILD

Outa asks county to rebuild demolished Kisumu high perimeter wall

Outa opposed plans by the county government to relocate the school to Kibos area.

In Summary

•Outa said he was concerned about the security of teachers and learners after the wall was demolished.

•The wall had earlier on killed a woman next to the bus park prompting Kisumu City to bring down the length of perimeter wall.

Kisumu Senator Fred Outa at the Kisumu high School Chief Principal's office on September 24, 2021.
Kisumu Senator Fred Outa at the Kisumu high School Chief Principal's office on September 24, 2021.
Image: FAITH MATETE

Kisumu Senator Fred Outa has called on the county government to rebuild the Kisumu High School perimeter wall it demolished.

Speaking after a meeting with the school Chief principal Peter Obwogo who had explained various numerous challenges the school has been facing, Outa said he was concerned about the security of teachers and learners after the wall was demolished.

He said that the county must act fast through the emergency funds to construct the wall.

"The county ought to have helped the school put up a new fence after it brought down their wall," the senator said.

The wall had earlier on killed a woman next to the bus park prompting Kisumu City to bring down the length of perimeter wall.

Outa who is the vice-chair of the senate Committee on National Defence and Foreign relations noted that he will follow up the matter to ensure the county puts into use, the money allocated every year to address disasters.

Obwoga lauded the Senator as the first elected leader to visit the school, save for MCAs, since the tragedy befell the school.

He said the school is undergoing a number of challenges that need support from the stakeholders.

The senator promised to support the school that has produced a number of professionals to achieve its intended desires.

Outa opposed plans by the county government to relocate the school to Kibos area to create space for the city's expansion.

"In every city or town, they have their own heritage sites. A school like Kisumu High is a heritage that must be preserved for Prosperity," he said.

The school with a population of over 2,000 has no growth in infrastructure and is worrying the management.