By Ndungu Gachane
Four schools in Kiharu Constituency of Muranga County have received a whooping Sh6 million from philanthropist Karanja Mburu Wamatangi in bid to fight Covid-19 even as schools are set to open next year.
The funds will be used to construct mega tanks worth 300000 liters each in Kahuhia, Mirichu, Rurii and Kambirwa Primary Schools to ensure that pupils access clean drinking water which will also be used for sanitation and hand washing to prevent pupils from contracting CoronaVirus.
Engineer Karanja Mburu Wamatangi on Tuesday visited Kahuhia Primary School where he commissioned the construction of the tank and instructed the engineers to fast track the construction process so as to have the tanks ready before resumption of learning.
He said he shall visit the four schools to personally inspect the works to ensure that the work is done under the strict adherence of construction standards.
He also dispatched highly qualified engineers who will oversee the construction and who have been on the ground during the construction of other tanks constructed by the Can Do Kids, an International Organization led by Engineer Wamatangi in Kenya.
He noted that as the schools are set to open next year, he shall continue supporting learners by donating masks and constructing tanks to protect the innocent souls from the wrath of the CoronaVirus that has continued to wreck havoc around the globe.
“We are determined to compliment efforts by the government to protect people from contracting the virus, the four tanks will be ready before schools resume and this will go a long way in keeping our students clean and free from the virus,” he said.
Apart from constructing tanks and donating masks, Eng Wamatangi has also sponsored close to 100 needy but bright pupils and students by paying for their school fees and supporting them all the way from Primary, Secondary and University levels.
He has also been singlehandedly donating food to KCPE candidates to ensure equity and uniformity to all and to prevent low self esteem to the needy pupils.
“We do this to encourage learners to work hard and to help others in future. It is through such a chain that we shall fight poverty and eradicate illiteracy in our society,” he said.