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Educationists call for equal opportunities for special needs children

Special Needs Education Expert Anne Njeri says the society has been reluctant when it comes to children with special needs.

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Special Needs Education Expert Anne Njeri hands over a gift to a student during a thanksgiving ceremony at 1st Baptist Church Solai,Rongai Subcounty.PHOTO/Pritone Mambili.

There is a need for concerted effort in ensuring equal education opportunities for all children including those with special needs in society.

Special Needs Education Expert Anne Njeri says the society has been reluctant when it comes to children with special needs.

She was speaking over the weekend at 1st Baptist Church Children Development Centre in Lower Solai, Rongai Sub county during a thanksgiving ceremony for less fortunate children who excelled in their 2020 KCSE and KCPE.

The Children are under sponsorship of Compassion International Kenya Charity Group.

Ms Njeri called on parents, the government and the society at large to end the stigma around children with special needs.

“We need to give equal opportunity to all our children including those with special needs. Parents with special needs children should not hide but come out so that the children can be assisted” she said.

The Centre had 33 candidates in 2020 KCSE from the project and 5 among them managed direct entry to University.

Compassion International Project Director Jemely Kurgat on her part called on the community to continue supporting the project that will see many less fortunate children achieve through quality education.

“Our challenge has been the community’s willingness to support the project. We call on the society to join efforts in supporting the project” she said.

Sentiments echoed by the patron of the Centre Pastor Stephen Tirop.

During the event Grade 4, Class 8 and Form 4s were feted for their good performance in their examinations.

The ceremony was also attended by Children officer Rongai Sub county Beatrice Mandieka, Rongai Sub county Administrator Reuben Yatich,the duo reiterating the importance of education for all.

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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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