112 schools are yet to open their gates to learners after they were shut due to poor learning conditions.

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On Thursday, the Central Education Director Margaret Lesuuda said that Kiambu had the highest number of schools yet to be opened, 55 schools.

Lesuuda has linked the poor infrastructure in Kiambu schools to the many private schools in the county.

“A constituency like Ruiru has more private schools than public ones,” she said.

Other counties that have been affected are; Murang'a (26), Kirinyaga (15), Nyeri (8) and Nyandarua (8).

The pupils whose schools were closed are currently studying in a close public schools and others in private schools.

“It is so unfortunate that people are doing business at the expense of children’s safety and development. Some schools that we closed were operating from homes with poor structures and sanitation facilities,” Lesuuda said

She gave an example of a 'school' in Tetu where the owner had made his two bed-roomed house a school of teaching pupils of nursery to grade four.

She told off parents enrolling their kids to such institutions branding them as careless. She told them not to fall prey on tempting offers of cheap fees.