MP calls for construction of amenities in slums

Robin Obino @PeopleDailyKe

Embakasi South MP Musila Mawathe (pictured) has called on the Ministry of Lands to explore ways of  supporting construction of social amenities in informal sectors.

He said 70 per cent of his constituents  were in desperate need of social infrastructure.

Mawathe said space for construction in informal settlements is almost unavailable due to uncontrolled building of structures.

According to him, lack of social amenities is the main cause of increased criminal cases in urban and pre-urban areas.

He added that lack of essential facilities such as health centers, schools playing grounds and markets are contributing to unproductive youths leading to rising crime.

The MP said his constituency, which has an estimated population of 400,000 people, has only one public secondary and two primary schools.

Embakasi Girls’ Secondary School in Imara Daima ward, Kwa Njenga Primary School and Our Lady of Nazareth Primary in Mukuru ward are the only learning institutions in his area.

In terms of a public health facility, it is only “a equipped health facility Mukuru Health Centre run by the Nairobi County Government”, he added.

Mawathe was speaking at Embakasi Girls’ during the groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of eight classrooms and two laboratories, where he challenged the ministries of Education and Lands to speed up processing of title deeds.

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