Education Cabinet Secretary Prof. George Magoha, has dismissed calls by Kisumu Governor Professor Peter Anyang Nyong’o to have Kisumu Boys High School and Kisumu Girls relocated and emphasized that the two schools will not be relocated.
The Minister assured learners, parents and teachers from the schools that the government will not be moving them from the city centre as suggested by the governor. Governor Nyong’o had suggested that Kisumu Boys and Kisumu Girls schools be moved away from Kisumu central business district, adding that the schools add no economic value despite sitting on prime land.
According to the governor, the two national schools’ location did not align with the plan to make the lakeside city a commercial hub adding that they sit on prime land within Kisumu CBD without bringing economic value away from his plan to make Kisumu city a profit-making entity.
“Considering the value of the place, that land needs to be useful. We need to construct an integrated urban centre rather than schools,” Nyong’o explained.