Pupils in more than 10 primary schools in Taity sub-county in Baringo still learn under trees due to lack of classrooms.
The most affected schools include Nasor, Tangulbei, Loyeya, Seronu, Orus, Komolion, Lomuke, Katungura, Kitalim, Matunda, Lotita, Siria, Ayan, Kadokoi and Manambelei.
During a visit to the area last week, we found pupils seated on stones as they learn under trees.
A few schools had solar lighting donated by well-wishers. The pupils we spoke to are hopeful that the government will fulfill its promise to connect all schools in the country to the national grid.
At Nachururu primary school, standard one to three pupils were busy under their 'open-air' class.
Shadrack Lomoki, the deputy head teacher, said since he joined the school in 2006, no classroom has been built.
Lomoki said the three incomplete classrooms constructed three years ago under Constituency Development Fund were being used by standard four to eight pupils. The building is not partitioned yet.
The school has only two teachers hired by Teachers Service Commission, five hired by the school board of management and two early childhood education teachers employed by the county government of Baringo.
“Our stores are also running short of food. Our school feeding programme is almost collapsing yet it used to attract many children from hunger-stricken families," Lomoki said.
Speaking in Kabarnet town last Saturday, Tangulbei/Korosi ward MCA Peter Amasile urged area MP Asman Kamama to allocate more CDF funds for construction of classrooms.