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MP Arama calls on politicians to keep off ongoing security operation in Laikipia,allow government arrest the situation

According to him, political class should stop criticizing civil servants in the interior docket for doing their work.

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Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama addressing at a past event.PHOTO/Courtesy.
Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama has called on fellow  legislators to keep off the ongoing security operation in Lakikipia.
Addressing members of the press in Nakuru on Friday, Arama said Political leaders’ utterances might  escalate the situation.
The Nakuru West  Legislator  was optimistic that the Ministry of interior under leadership of Dr.Fred Matiang’i would arrest the situation.
He pointed out that those behind the banditry attacks and killings should be brought to book no matter their political affiliations.
“The government is on top of the  matter and I think politicians should keep  off the issue.We want to  see l those behind the attacks arrested” said Arama.
Arama also took issue with those criticizing government and  moreso Matiang’i.
According to him, political class should stop criticizing civil servants in the interior docket for doing their work.
“It’s wrong to criticize Civil servants when they are actually doing their work as per orders” he said.

This even as Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi said the government will assist displaced residents resettle after recent attacks in Laikipia even as they ramp up security and other measures to restore calm in the region.

The operation started with the declaration of a dusk to dawn curfew in Laikipia Nature Conservancy and its environs on Monday.

Security agencies also arrested Tiaty legislator William Kamket and ex-Laikipia North MP Mathew Lempurkel on Wednesday over growing tension in Laikipia.

 

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Nakuru West locals call for more civic education towards enhancing good governance

This emerged on Saturday during a community sensitization dialogue convened by Centre for Enhancing Democracy and Good Governance (CEDGG) in partnership with Kenya Tuitakayo Movement at Rhonda estate of Kaptembwa Ward in Nakuru West Sub County.

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Masese Kemunche from CEDGG and a member of the Kenya Tuitakayo Movement addressing during a community dialogue on matters governance and Constitution in Nakuru West.PHOTO/Pristone Mambili.

There is a need for more civic education at grassroot to enhance citizens’ participation in ensuring good governance in counties and national level in the country.

This emerged on Saturday during a community sensitization dialogue convened by Centre for Enhancing Democracy and Good Governance (CEDGG) in partnership with Kenya Tuitakayo Movement at Rhonda estate of Kaptembwa Ward in Nakuru West Sub County.

The locals decried how poor citizen-engagement in matters of budget process and governance has continued to lead to poor governance.

Ambrose Welemba noted that youth in the area have continued to shun public participation forums on matters of budget.

He called for the need for Civil Society Organizations to conduct more sensitization meetings in the area to address the same.

“Our youth should be sensitized on the need to participate in ensuring good governance. We call on civil society to help in ensuring the same” said Welemba.

Sentiments echoed by Christine Wanyama from Kaptembwo Ward who is also a member of the Projects Implementation Committee.

According to her, civic education is key in shaping the society and ensuring good governance systems in place.

She challenged elected leaders to have the interests of the people at heart and ensure all projects are implemented on time.

“When following up these projects we find that there are self-interests as a hindrance. Our leaders should focus on the interests of the people” she said.

Moly Adero from Rhonda Ward challenged women in Nakuru West to also come up and use the many financial opportunities that the government has set up for them.

Kenya Tuitakayo Movement Riftvalley region Steering Committee member Masese Kemunche on his part reiterated that despite there being some progress in service delivery 11 years since the promulgation of constitution, there is still challenge with governance.

He was quick to note that this can only be addressed through more civic education so that Kenyans can understand their role in shaping governance in the country.

“Locals here are agreeing that indeed there has been some improvement in terms of service delivery. But there is need for more civic sensitization so that the governance challenges can be addressed” said Masese.

During the meeting, locals also vowed to ensure that they be ambassadors of ensuring peaceful elections and that leaders are elected not on tribal lines but on development agenda.

 

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MP Arama sounds stern warning to dayschool heads over extra costs

Arama who was speaking at NG-CDF office on Thursday during issuance of bursary cheques worth Ksh.20 million for needy students, said he will take up the matter with relevant ministry.

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Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama addressing journalists after issuance of bursary cheques.PHOTO/Pristone Mambili.

Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama has hit out at section of Day School heads for charging parents extra costs.

The furious Arama said this was uncalled for and those doing so were contravening the government policy on free secondary education.

He revealed that some day schools were forcing parents to pay extra money and interfering with the 100 percent transition.

The second term MP was categorical that dayschool secondary education is free and no parent should be forced to pay extra fee.

According to him,the feeding program for students in Day Schools should be an agreement between parents and school and should not be used to keep students out of School.

Arama who was speaking at NG-CDF office on Thursday during issuance of bursary cheques worth Ksh.20 million for needy students, said he will take up the matter with relevant ministry.

He added that if action will not be taken,then he will lobby parents and assess situation in schools where complaints have been raised.

“As far as I am concerned and as far as Jubilee administration is concerned Education in secondary Day Schools is free.Its against the law for school heads to demand extra money in the name of lunch.I will personally deal with this in Parliament” said Arama.

He added that the government will not condone such acts from school heads whom he insisted had no authority at the moment to send away students.

The Jubilee Legislator maintained that that he will work closely with administrators to ensure full transition to secondary.

He called for dialogue with the ministry of education officials whenever a school is in crisis instead of sending learners away.

“We want to ensure all children are in school as per government policy” said Arama.

 

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Soar-Kenya Academy shaping lives through ‘Freedom for Girls Project’

The move has seen the school founded by James Yegon in 2011 become the heart of the community in rural Barut, one of the low income areas in Nakuru, Kenya.

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Pupils at Soar Kenya Academy after receiving their sanitary towels.PHOTO/Courtesy.

SOAR Kenya academy in Nakuru West Sub county has continued to shape girls’ lives through education and provision of Sanitary towels.

Under ‘Freedom for Girls Project’,the school has been providing quality education.

But besides quality education,the school has been partnering with the Rotary club of Wolworth-Fontana in USA since 2011 to provide sanitary towels and pads to the school going girls in Primary and Secondary schools in Nakuru county and other parts of Kenya.

Director James Yegon in an interview with this writer revealed that over 600 girls have received a packet of sanitary towels that sustains them for a whole year.

These,he added has improved attendance of girls in schools leading to performance.

“With this project,we have seen girls continue to stay in school and receive quality education just like their male counterparts” said Yegon.

The Barut-based Soar Academy Kenya is non profit elementary school that has continued to support less privileged children by providing quality education.

The move has seen the school founded by James Yegon in 2011 become the heart of the community in rural Barut, one of the low income areas in Nakuru, Kenya.

The Project has seen four sanitary towels distribution centers established in Nakuru namely: Hopewell high school,Rotary club of the great rift valley,Rotary club of Nakuru and Soar Kenya academy.

Over 17 schools are already a beneficiary.

They include Kelelwet primary school, Barut primary school,Mogoon primary school,Parkview primary school,kiptenden primary school,scholar Grammer academy, ingobor primary school, Kelelwet secondary school, Kigonor primary school,Sinendet secondary,Naishi secondary ,Keriko secondary,mugumo secondary,lare vision secondary, Gicobo secondary,Yaganek primary school and Soar Kenya Academy.

“We are grateful to Steve Werner and Patricia Werner for coordinating this noble project from US. We request other well wishers to partner with them by donating towards this project to enable us reach as many girls as possible who are in need of our support” said Yegon.

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