Ngong Township Primary School together with the Office of Ngong MCA and some parents have initiated a service to assist school children cross the busy Ngong Kiserian Road safely. The initiative came following the death of Master Bernard Njuguna, a pre-unit pupil at Ngong Township Primary School who was recently knocked by a motorist along the road.
Mr Lagat who is the Principle of Ngong Township Primary School told our reporter the deceased pupil was a bright and promising young boy. As a first measure to prevent such tragic incidents, Grace Wanjiru whose two boys are students at Ngong Township Primary School, were hired on temporary basis to supervise the road crossing near the tragic spot the late Bernard Njuguna lost his life .
Wanjiru told our reporter, students from Oloolua Primary School, Ngong Township Primary School, students from various private schools, out of school children and the elderly are all benefiting from her services. She further
said most of the drivers stop’s whenever she requests them to, unfortunately there is a minority of drivers who don’t stop.
Who is Paying Wanjiru?
The school is currently paying for the services of Wanjiru although Mr Lagat is requesting assistance since the school does not have the funds to sustain the very important service.
Ngong MCA Office Response
Responding to our query, Mr Muchiri on behalf of Ngong MCA Office said “the office of the MCA currently does not have any funds to pay for the services, but we will consider it in the next financial year”.
Mr Muchiri further said “as soon as the rainy season is over, zebra crossings will be marked at Zambia Road, Enchoro Emuny Primary School, near Bounty Hotel and Bondeni”
Wanjiru is appealing for well wishers to donate a reflector or two, a rain coat, an umbrella and rain boots. She is currently assisting children Mon-Friday: Mornings, Midday and Evenings. There are many dangerous road crossing spots for children especially in urban areas. If you wish to volunteer your time in helping children cross roads safely, kindly get in touch with Elveza Media on 0726072581.
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