County to surrender school land

Thursday, June 29th, 2023 03:35 | By
Kakamega catholic Bishop Joseph Obanyi Sagwe√
Kakamega catholic Bishop Joseph Obanyi Sagwe. Photo/PD/Print

Kakamega Governor Fernandes Barasa yesterday s pledged to revert a two-acre piece of land to St Mary’s Mumias Girls High School.

Barasa said the process to return ownership of the land would be concluded in two weeks.

The institution has been fighting to reclaim the land which was taken over by the county and made part of the Mumias Triangle in 2013, which is adjacent to the school.

“The school acquired this land way back in 1984 but was taken away by the county government without giving any reasons,” Catholic Church Kakamega Diocese Bishop Joseph Obanyi (pictured) said.

 “We have made countless appeals to the county to reclaim our land for recreation by the students in vain. This has negatively impacted on the expansion of St. Mary’s Mumias Girls,” he added.

But Barasa said the issue would be concluded and the land was given back to the school.

“The process of reverting the land will be through in two weeks' time,” he told cheering students and parents during the school’s Golden Jubilee celebrations.

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