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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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Over 3,000 Form One students to get full term scholarship from Nakuru West NG-CDF kitty

Under the Patronage of area MP Samuel Arama, a total of 1,200 student joining Boarding schools will benefit from the program with full term fee paid.

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Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama during the issuance of the Bursary cheques to Form One students joining Boarding schools.PHOTO/Courtesy.

Nakuru Town West NG-CDF kitty will catter for full first term fee for students joining Form one this month.

Under the Patronage of area MP Samuel Arama, a total of 1,200 student joining Boarding schools will benefit from the program with full term fee paid.

Another 2,000 students joining Day Secondary schools will also get Kshs.10,000 each.

Speaking to this writer just a day after issuance of the cheques to those joining Boarding schools, Arama said this is inline with the government policy on 100 percent transition from primary to secondary.

While noting high level of poverty in the area, the vocal Nakuru Lawmaker said education was the only way to save the situation.

“I saw how parents were suffering and I decided that all Form ones must be in school by paying their first term fee through the NG-CDF kitty”  he said.

He prides in the program as the only Legislator who has ensured education for all.

The Lawmaker once again challenged national government to put more effort so that the 100 percent transition policy can be successful.

 

 

 

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Arama differs with Jubilee, ODM over issuance of certificates to ‘unpopular’ MCA aspirants

Speaking at Nakuru West NG-CDF offices on Tuesday during the issuance of Form One Boarding bursary cheques, the Jubilee Law maker cited Shabaab ward where as per opinion poll carried out, James Garang was popular but the party instead handed certificate to Jimmy Wagakabu.

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Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama outside Nakuru West NG-CDF offices during the issuance of Form One Boarding bursary cheques.PHOTO/Courtesy.

Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama has strongly differed with Jubilee  over what he termed is issuance of nomination certificates to unpopular aspirants in various wards in Nakuru Town West constituency.

Speaking at Nakuru West NG-CDF offices on Tuesday during the issuance of Form One Boarding bursary cheques, the Jubilee Law maker cited Shabaab ward where as per opinion poll carried out, James Garang was popular but the party instead handed certificate to Jimmy Wagakabu.

Arama also questioned why in ODM party in Kaptembwa ward decided to give certificate to Peter Kajwang instead of George Okoth whom opinion poll showed he was leading.

The vocal Nakuru Legislator who is serving his second term furiously urged the two parties to rethink of the decision they had taken in the various wards in Nakuru Town West constituency.

He slammed at a section of individuals in Nakuru Town West who have tendency of rushing to political parties head offices in Nairobi with ‘tribal tags’ in order to be favoured saying such is uncalled for.

“Some people are busy using their ‘god fathers’ to deny the right people who are popular to get chance in leadership which is not right” said Arama.

Arama called on residents of Nakuru Town West not to focus on parties but elect individuals who are development focused and ready to serve the society.

He vowed to work and support Garang as well as Okoth in their political career since they were the people’s choice in Shabaab and Kaptembwa wards respectively.

Arama has on many occasions reminded locals that the development being realized in Nakuru Town West constituency was as a result of his good relationship with President Uhuru Kenyatta and the Jubilee government.

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Reprieve for Nakuru West parents as MP Arama vows to pay full term one fee for Form one students

He reminded his constituents that Azimio was the way to go and that the coalition would form the next government.

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Nakuru Town West MP Samuel Arama at a past function.PHOTO/Pristone Mambili.

Parents with Form one students in Nakuru Town West constituency have a reason to smile after area MP Samuel Arama vowed to pay their full term one fee.

Speaking when he hosted a Thanksgiving event after receiving Jubilee party primaries certificate, Arama assured parents that the NG-CDF kitty will ensure all Form one students are in school.

He added, that this is in line with government policy on 100 percent transition.

The second term serving Lawmaker once again revealed that the gesture was not political but as a leader he was determined to ensure all children are in school.

“I want to state here categorically that all Form one students in this constituency must get bursary for full first term.Let parents buy other necessities but the NG-CDF office will cater for first term fee” he said.

The vocal Legislator also hitting at Deputy President William Ruto and his allies over what he termed is trying to interfere with Nakuru Town West politics.

According to him,Nakuru Town West residents fully back Azimio.

“I want to tell Deputy President William Ruto and Susan Kihika that let them focus on their political career and stop trying to interfere with Nakuru Town West politics” said Arama.

Arama also used the moment to drum support for Azimio la Umoja-One Kenya and Presidential flag bearer Raila Odinga.

He reminded his constituents that Azimio was the way to go and that the coalition would form the next government.

“We are in Azimio and everyone has agreed that is the way to go.In Nakuru Town West there is no politics of division and no one should try to bring such. We want leaders who can deliver” he said.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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