By SAM ALFAN
The high court has dismissed the application filed by the management of Visa Oshawa community seeking a public school to be declared a private institution.
Justice Isaac Lenaola found and held that Visa Oshawa primary school is a public institution; the community had lost ownership after the commissioner of Land revoked the grant they given by the court.
He said the community was invited by the minister for education to hold consultation over compensation they refused and instead moved to court.
The judge said that the minister was entitled to the community a notice to surrender the school and seek compensation, saying the school is on the public land.
Justice Lenaola in judgment adapted the submission of Nairobi senator Gideon Sonko to the effect that the school has been a public institution receiving monetary support from the government.
It’s provided teachers employed by the teacher service commission and managed by parent teachers association.
The judge further held that the institution has headmaster appointed by the director of city education on behalf of TSC.