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Patel Family lauded for their contribution to improving education standards in Solai

Schools such as Solai Nyakinyua Primary,Akuisi Primary,Akuisi Secondary and Mansukh Primary just to mention a few, are beneficiaries of the Family’s charity work with over 10 pupils already on full sponsorship.

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Patel Farm General Manager Vinoj Kumar (Right) leads a team from Patel Family to hand over donation to pupils in the area.PHOTO/Courtesy.

Residents of Solai in Nakuru County have lauded Patel Family for continued contribution towards improving the education standards in the area.

The family that settled in the area since colonial time has been contributing immensely towards improving the education standards through establishment of schools and complementing government efforts in the education sector.

George Opondo, a local who has been working for many years in the Patel Farm, revealed to Nakurunews.co.ke that since the Patel Family settled in Solai’s Patel Coffee Estate, locals have reaped big.

According to Opondo, the late Businessman Patel Mansukh Kansagra inherited the spirit of Charity from Senior Patel and the same has been emulated by his son Perry Mansukh Patel.

The same charity work spirit saw Jamhuri Primary school that initially had grass structures renovated to the current modern school now with quality standard structures.

Opondo, who was speaking when he joined the Family in distributing foodstuffs to schools in the area, recalled that before the Patel Family stepped in, Jamhuri Primary was in a bad state with pupils having to sit on stones.

Majority of the pupils in these schools have their parents employed as casuals in the Huge Patel Coffee Estate.

“Patel Family has been of great help to us. We have job opportunities and the schools in this area have been improved in terms of infrastructure” said Opondo.

Despite Businessman Patel Mansukh Kansagra having died, his son Peri Mansukh Patel has vowed to continue with his late father’s spirit of uplifting livelihoods in Solai.

Schools such as Solai Nyakinyua Primary,Akuisi Primary,Akuisi Secondary and Mansukh Primary just to mention a few, are beneficiaries of the Family’s charity work with over 10 pupils already on full sponsorship.

“The family has made assurance to the locals that whatever charity work was started by their forefathers will continue” said Opondo.

The script is the same at Solai Nyakinyua Primary where the Patel Family has been of support with 8 modern classrooms constructed to ease congestion.

Speaking after receiving food donations from the Family, School’s Deputy Head teacher Ms Jenifer Muthoga said the school that has over 700 pupils and 17 teachers has had challenges of congestion and Patel Family gesture has helped a lot.

“We have had challenges here with classrooms. However, we are grateful that Patel stepped in and did the 8 modern classrooms you are seeing over there” she said.

Sentiments echoed by Ms Ruth Kairu who called for the need for more classrooms in the area as well as a feeding program.

Patel Farm General Manager Vinoj Kumar who witnessed the donations to over 14 schools in the area, stated that it is not a one-time gesture but they will continue to do so more often.

He called on Kenyans to embrace charity work and try to practice it in their little capacity to make a better society.

“We have done so for many years in several schools here. It’s a call to all people in society to also try and emulate the same. We need a society where everyone is happy” stated Vonoj.

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Muslim leaders make a wake up call to Government on street families

They spoke on Tuesday at Salgaa Mosque even as the world marked street Children Day.

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Street Children.PHOTO/Courtesy.

Muslim leaders are calling on government to address the street families menace.

The say this is the time the government should start more schools and accommodate them to better their lives.

Led by Ustadh Muhammad, the leaders also urged the government to help boost organizations working to defend the rights of children in the country.

They added that this will help reduce crime in Nakuru city and other towns.

“Children are innocent and we urge the government to ensure those on the streets are assisted” said Ustadh Muhammad.

They spoke on Tuesday at Salgaa Mosque even as the world marked street Children Day.

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Jubilee Party Nakuru branch apologizes over chaos witnessed at party offices

Speaking during a sensitisation meeting in Rongai constituency, Njuguna Gichamu, one of the mobilization coordinators said that jubilee is the party to beat in the next election and that is why people are fighting to be in it.

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Chaos witnessed at Jubilee party Nakuru branch offices earlier this week.PHOTO/Online

Jubilee party Nakuru branch has apologized for the chaos witnessed at the party offices in Nakuru earlier this week.

Speaking during a sensitisation meeting in Rongai constituency, Njuguna Gichamu, one of the mobilization coordinators said that jubilee is the party to beat in the next election and that is why people are fighting to be in it.

Gichamu said, “even as we regret the altercations, the party is a darling to many and we encourage many to vie through it.”

Similar sentiments echoed by Dr Stanley Karanja who is vying for governor seat in Nakuru.

Karanja stated, “It is so unfortunate that such happened but we are very remoseful and we urge our political leaders to maintain peaceful campaigns.”

This is the the 4th  subcounty the Jubilee party is doing sensitisation meetings after Nakuru west, Naivasha and Njoro.

The party intends to do similar meetings in all the sub counties before party primaries.

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Relieve for Rongai 2007/2008 post election violence IDPs as county resettles them

With the title deeds, the residents of Giwa settlement scheme in Visoi, Rongai Subcounty are now rightful owners of the land and are no longer IDPs.

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Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui during the handing over of land title deeds to Giwa IDPs in Visoi Ward,Rongai.PHOTO/NGPU.

Internally Displaced Persons of the 2007/2008 post-election violence in Giwa, Visoi Ward of Rongai Sub County in Nakuru have a reason to smile after the county government handed them title deeds.

They are the beneficiaries of Nakuru titling program after suffering for the last 15 years.

With the title deeds, the residents of Giwa settlement scheme in Visoi, Rongai Sub County are now rightful owners of the land and are no longer IDPs.

Speaking during the event, Nakuru Governor Lee Kinyanjui said with the document, they can confidently develop their land and even use it to acquire funding to invest.

He warned them against selling their parcels of land saying such a move was uncalled for.

“We urge beneficiaries not to rush to sell as there are major developments including road upgrade, avocado factory that will increase value of land and offer opportunities for rentals and other businesses”  said Kinyanjui.

The county government has vowed to issue more title deeds to all the IDPs in Nakuru county in the next 6 months.

Besides, the county government of Nakuru will also issue 29 market centers across the county with titles in an effort to secure public utilities.

So far,  70,000 title deeds have been issued under the program as one way of addressing historical land question.

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