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Pomp as SCANN-sponsored boys shine in KCSE

The centre that has turned into ‘a small heaven’ for former street boys in Nakuru had two of their sponsored-children scoring B minus (B-) of 57 and 56 points respectively.

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SCANN fraternity celebrating their best in KCSE 2020.PHOTO/Pristone Mambili.

It was great joy and pomp at Street Children Assistance Network Nakuru (SCANN) in Kisulisuli estate, Nakuru Town East on Tuesday morning as they joined hands in celebrating their best students in KCSE 2020.

The centre that has turned into ‘a small heaven’ for former street boys in Nakuru had two of their sponsored children scoring B minus (B-) of 57 and 56 points respectively.

Speaking to members of the press at the centre, Ronny Otieno Onyango who scored B minus of 57 points from Langalanga Secondary attributed his success to the discipline instilled in him by SCANN.

Born in Kisumu slums, Otieno noted that SCANN stood with him all through his primary and secondary school education leading to his success.

He is optimistic that he will go on with his studies at the university and study a course of his choice courtesy of SCANN.

“Life was not easy especially when my parents died but then my aunt connected me to SCANN and that they have been sponsoring my studies until now that I have excelled,” said Otieno.

The script is similar for Stephen Kirangu from the same centre and who scored a B minus of 56 points at Langalanga Secondary.

Kirangu joined SCANN in 2018 when he was on the verge of dropping out of school into the streets for lack of school fees.

However, Langalanga School head intervened and that is how he found himself at SCANN – a place he now calls home.

“I almost dropped out of school while in Form 2 due to lack of school fees but then my school head intervened and brought me to SCANN that has sponsored me all through leading to the good results,” he said.

The boys at the centre who study in different schools now have a place they can call home or perhaps small heaven on earth where they come to after school

Joint Officer at SCANN Mr Abdul Omweno on his part lauded the sponsors for the great role played in shaping the lives of the needy boys through education.

“We are very happy these boys have passed the exams. We thank the sponsors for the efforts and support” he said.

The centre is home to many vulnerable children, the majority of who were rescued from the streets of Nakuru Town.

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New dawn for Kivumbini Ward Politics as Luo community endorses independent candidate Neto Sakwa Alukutsa

Speaking at Christian Brotherhood Church in Manyani, Kivumbini Ward on Sunday, Sakwa vowed to ensure leadership of inconclusiveness once he makes it in the August Polls.

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Kivumbini Ward Independent Candidate Neto Sakwa Alukutsa(Centre) flanked by former competitors Marcel Mulah and Alphonce Owino.

It is a new dawn in Kivumbini Ward Politics in Nakuru Town East constituency following the endorsement of Independent candidature of Neto Sakwa Alukutsa by Luo community.

In a ceremony which brought together family, clergy, elders and friends from both Mulembe Nation and JokaNyanam Community in Kivumbini Ward, the two communities saw a Memorandum of Understanding reached.

Under the MoU, Sakwa committed to protect the interest of all tribes and social classes who reside within the ward.

Speaking at Christian Brotherhood Church in Manyani, Kivumbini Ward on Sunday, Sakwa vowed to ensure leadership of inconclusiveness once he makes it in the August Polls.

“We have suffered a lot but this time round with proper team work we can deliver the seat and end this issue where the people of Kivumbini have been denied that democracy to participate in party primaries by those who have resources. Under my leadership, I will ensure that fair distribution of resources, bursary and development projects through needs-based consultations and all inclusive priorities via public participation platforms” said Sakwa.

It will be noted that Kivumbini is a strong ODM zone in Nakuru with majority of those who have led the Ward before having been elected on ODM ticket.

However, as things stand now there is a clear paradigm shift in the politics of the cosmopolitan Ward.

This has been occasioned by the fact that the people have on many occassions denied the chance to participate in a free and fair nominations.

In 2017 for instance, the nomination exercise by the ODM party did not sail through smoothly leading to unclear fate where newcomer in politics Wilbur Onyango was handed the certificate.Came 2022 and the ODM primaries that were to take place on 1st April did not take place with the National Elections Board led by Catherine Muma citing insecurity issues.

It later emerged that the ODM party had issued two certificates to incumbent Wilbur Onyango and one Hussein. It is however not clear whose name among the two was forwarded to the IEBC.

But with the new development where Sakwa-an independent candidate was endorsed by Luo community for his continued support to the people at all times, is a clear indicator that there is a change in politics of Kivumbini.

The endorsement was witnessed by among others Elder Stanley Kinuthia on behalf of Manyani Landlords and Bishop Geoffrey Buliba of the Christian Brotherhood Church (CBC Upendo) on behalf of Kivumbini clergy.

Present at the function were his former ODM competitors Marcel Mulah and Alphonce Owino.

It will be recalled that former Jubilee aspirant for the seat James Kihoria Nandwa has also in the recent days declared that he will be supporting Sakwa.

The Kivumbini Ward seat has so far attracted the incumbent Wilbur Onyango(ODM), Neto Sakwa(Independent), Rukia Wanjiru(UDA) and Robert Moita of Jubilee Party among others.

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Boost for Neto Sakwa’s MCA bid as former Jubilee aspirant vows total support

Speaking to this writer, Sakwa commended Kihoria for sacrificing his ambition to support him.
He vowed to ensure leadership of inclusivity where citizens are key in decision-making.

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Kivumbini Ward MCA independent candidate Neto Sakwa Alukutsa.PHOTO/Courtesy.

Kivumbini Ward MCA independent candidate Neto Sakwa Alukutsa has received a major boost after former Jubilee aspirant for the seat James Kihoria Nandwa vowed to back him.

Kihoria who was denied Jubilee party ticket in favour of Robert Moita took to social media on Thursday with message, “After great soul searching n self analysis…l wish to state without fear of contradiction…without any push and pull…I will support Hon.Sakwa on his independent candidature because of many reasons n leadership qualities”.

According to Kihoria, Sakwa who was denied ODM ticket despite being popular, has stood with the people
He was n is still with the people when during tribulations of Corona, during demise in terms of contributions n availability and that Sakwa has great knowledge on matters social audit n public participation in budgetary matters of county.

While calling on Kivumbini residents to rally their support for Sakwa whom he termed as a mature and a great peace ambassador as seen thorough his responses on social media.

“When people would fight in social media he always has the ambiance to bring back peace.He is a great resident ranging from the days when he lived with his uncle Bishop Buliba in Kaloleni A in the 90s.”

Kihoria urged his supporters to rally behind Sakwa for a better Kivumbini Ward after August polls.

Sakwa will be battling it out in the August 9 polls with among others the incumbent Wilbur Onyango of ODM and Rukia Wanjiru of UDA.

Speaking to this writer, Sakwa commended Kihoria for sacrificing his ambition to support him.

He vowed to ensure leadership of inclusivity where citizens are key in decision-making.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Flamingo Ward MCA urges electorates to make good use of voter verification exercise

This, he says will ensure no more conflicts come voting day on August 9.

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Flamingo Ward MCA Eddy Kiragu.PHOTO/Courtesy.

Flamingo Ward MCA Eddy Kiragu has urged residents to make good use of the voter verification exercise.

In a message to his electorates, Kiragu noted that the exercise is key in ensuring every voter’s particulars are right.

This, he says will ensure no more conflicts come voting day on August 9.

“Let’s confirm our voting status.This is a paramount exercise towards August polls” said Kiragu.

The youthful MCA was elected in 2017 on Jubilee party ticket.

However, he will be defending his seat on UDA ticket.

Kiragu believes in transformational leadership aimed at improving lives of the electorates.

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