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Religious leaders, parents weigh in on rising unrest in schools

Addressing journalists at Bondeni AIC during a charity event, the clergy argued that the unrest in schools calls for concerted effort among stakeholders to address the same.

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A school dormitory on fire.PHOTO/Courtesy.

A section of religious leaders have weighed in on the ongoing cases of unrest in schools, calling for stern measures to address the same.

Addressing journalists at Bondeni AIC during a charity event, the clergy argued that the unrest in schools calls for concerted effort among stakeholders to address the same.

Led by Rev.Gilbert Olang’, said failure by society to adhere to the virtues in life has also contributed to the same.

According to the clergy, it is high time that the corporal punishment that was abolished should be re-introduced.

They noted that those who went through the times of corporal punishment in schools are different in life as compared to the current generation where children are living in a free world.

“We have lost the value of humanity. The society is kind of not strong hence then children are not having good pillars to stand on. I think we should go back to the virtues and also think of re-introducing the corporal punishment.” said Rev Olang’.

Sentiments echoed by Mr.Alex Njoroge-a parent and Chairman Malaika Initiative Project at Bondeni AIC that takes care of vulnerable children.

Njoroge noted that there is something wrong with parenting in the community and society at large.

He called on parents to up their parenthood responsibility and ensure they help them psychologically and mentally and avert domestic conflicts which might be replicated to the children while in school.

“As parents we have a responsibility to ensure we offer guidance to children. We should also avert conflicts at home as this might be copied by children who turn violent in schools” said Njoroge.

Cases of unrest in schools have been on the rise in various parts of the country with several schools being torched.

The latest incidents in that of Kakamega High school where two dormitories were set burnt down by fire with already 16 students arrested over the same.

Other schools which have experienced fires in the last few weeks are Buruburu Girls, Chavakali Boys in Vihiga County and Kanjuri High School in Nyeri.

The Ministry of Education has bowed to pressure and allowed schools to go for mid-term from 19th to 23rd of November even though this second term had no such plans for mid-term.

 

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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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