Lewis Nyaundi, an education reporter with The Star Newspaper, has published an investigative piece of how a church is threatening existence of a school and future of children to learn and have a space to play in.
In his centre-spread on the newspaper, Lewis reveals how City Primary School’s land was occupied by a Church which had initially been licensed by the former County Government of Nairobi, to rent a space at the school compound for 2 years. But 7 years later, the church has overstayed its welcome, and have refused to go. The Church’s preacher, Lucy Wa Ngunjiri, is unperturbed, daring the reporter to watch if anything will happen after publication of the story, and even threatens him for his investigations.
Shule Yangu Alliance, a partner project at Transparency International Kenya, has been running this campaign to with stakeholders from the Government, Public and Private sector to protect schools against illegal land-grabs, support Government to issue title-deeds to public schools and support communities to own their schools. City Primary has been one of the schools at risk of land grab as identified by Shule Yangu.
This article was originally published by The Star Newspaper. Read the full article HERE.
Lewis Nyaundi is one of the participant under the Eye on Corruption project investigative journalists who received an investigative grant to investigate and expose corruption.
About Eye on Corruption Project
Eye on Corruption Global Network Project-phase III, aims to train and mentor journalists, enabling them to investigate systemic corruption within the government that is affecting provision of basic services like health and education, where women, children and other disadvantaged groups would mostly bear the brunt.
The third phase of the Eye on Corruption (EoC) Global Network project (2018-2019) is being implemented in collaboration with the Action for Transparency team at Transparency International Kenya (TI-K) and Fojo Media Institute, with continued support from Creative Force (Swedish Institute).