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Kenyan pupils 'take classes to the streets' in protest against school demolition

Kenyan pupils 'take classes to the streets' in protest against school demolition

Kenya

Guided by their teachers, over a dozen pupils of the Kenyatta Golf Course Academy in Kenya sat on their chairs and tables in the middle of a main road in the capital Nairobi to protest against the demolition of their school.

Their action blocked traffic on the Mbagathi Road on Monday morning for some minutes in the presence of some parents, local media Capital FM reported.

Their school which belongs to a church was demolished without notice over the weekend due to a land dispute, the report said.

The pupils dressed in their school uniforms and carrying backpacks were cheered on by teachers and parents as they sit in the middle of the busy road.

Yes the land is theirs but we want that they at least give us time and even notices because parents have started paying their school fees. Now we are in a fix because we didn't have any notices.

The headmistress Doreen Musungu explained to the media that they were given the land in 2010 by the authorities and later ordered to leave before the demolition on Saturday.

“Yes the land is theirs but we want that they at least give us time and even notices because parents have started paying their school fees. Now we are in a fix because we didn’t have any notices, “ she added in an interview with Capital FM.

She requested for help as they only have the church as an option to hold their classes.

Photo Credit: Capital FM Kenya

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