Former pupils of Kongo primary school in Kiambu County at the weekend donated uniforms, revision and exercise books as well as foodstuffs to class eight pupils.
Others who benefited from the donations on Sunday included needy pupils in other classes.
Joseph Ndirangu a former pupil mobilized the alumni through a WhatsApp group to raise funds.
Pupils at the school come from poor families whose parent’s labor in the coffee estates to make ends meet.
The school is located in Kamiti location at the defunct Mbo-I-Kamiti farm once a giant coffee producer in Africa.
It has 400 pupils, 220 boys and 180 girls.
Investigative Journalist Albert Nyakundi was the chief guest.
He sat his KCPE in 1995.
He regretted that many new teachers seek transfers immediately they report to the school.
Nyakundi said teachers walk for four kilometers to access the school from the main road, Kiambu-Ruiru road.
The school lacks a library as well as water for drinking and cleaning.
The toilets are in a deplorable state with both boys and girls sharing toilets.
The former pupils who spoke at the ceremony blamed selfish politicians for the poor state of the school.
“This school is a polling station but it has never benefited from the services it has been offering to politicians after every five years.” they said.
The alumni vowed to petition the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission to restore the former Anmer Ward which was abolished in 2002 to become part of present day Ting’ang’a ward.
Most of the coffee estates were in Anmer ward.
They threatened to move to court should IEBC ignore their calls including deregistering the school as a polling station.
“Devolution will only be meaningful to us if Anmer ward is restored.” Joseph Ndirangu said.
Coffee estates within Kamiti location that surround Kongo primary include Sasini Limited’s Doodu and Gulmarg estates,Nyala,Muhugu,Lisura,Tatu,Munene,Mukinduri among others.
The old boys and girls thanked Mr Ndua Thuo,owner of Wamikey Coffee Estate for his previous support towards the school and promised to reach out to him for more assistance.