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Five day schools in Kigumo get buses from CDF kitty

MP says the vehicles will facilitate students' movement outside the classrooms

In Summary
  • She said the buses will facilitate students' movement outside the classrooms.
  • Mwaniki appealed to parents to be on the lookout by protecting their children who are on a short break.
One of the school buses at Ndugamano Secondary School in Kigumo on August 3, 2022.
One of the school buses at Ndugamano Secondary School in Kigumo on August 3, 2022.
Image: Alice Waithera

Five day schools from Kigumo constituency in Murang’a county have benefited from buses bought by the NG-CDF.

MP Wangari Mwaniki said her CDF board decided to focus on day schools to facilitate a better learning environment for students.

While handing over one of the buses on Wednesday at Ndugamano Secondary School, she said a secondary school from each of the five wards will get a bus.

“Ndugamano has been taking many students to universities each year and is among the best performing schools in Kigumo,” she said.

She said the buses will facilitate students' movement outside the classrooms.

Most of the day schools have been struggling to participate in extra-curricular activities that require them to travel far due to lack of transport.

“We are targeting day schools because they need our help and have students with bright futures. We want to motivate them to work harder,” she said.

Kigumo MP Wangari Mwaniki during the handing over of a bus to Ndugamano
Kigumo MP Wangari Mwaniki during the handing over of a bus to Ndugamano
Image: Alice Waithera

Other secondary schools set to get buses include Makomboki, Mumbu, Wamahiga and Karega.

Ndugamano Secondary School will also get a multi-purpose hall, an administration block and a dormitory to accommodate Form Four students.

The MP said she has acquired help from donors who will finance the project and the groundbreaking ceremony will be taking place soon.

Mwaniki appealed to parents to be on the lookout by protecting their children who are on a short break.

She said children are vulnerable and can be used by politicians for dirty politics which could place them at risk.

“It is important for parents to ensure they know the whereabouts of the children at all times and ensure they are safe as we go to the elections,” she said.

Wangari is defending her seat for a second term on a Jubilee ticket.

Reverend Jeremiah Ngumo who attended the ceremony appealed to politicians to do everything possible to ensure Kenyans’ lives resume to normalcy after the elections.

Ngumo said they have been praying for both leaders and the country for peaceful polls devoid of violence.

Ngumo said members of the Inter-Religious Council of Kenya held prayers at the Bomas of Kenya for peaceful elections.

“We need to know we still need each other despite our political differences. Let us love each other and respect our different political opinions,” he said.

(Edited by Tabnacha O)

Rev Jeremiah Ngumo at Ndugamano Secondary School on August 2, 2022.
Rev Jeremiah Ngumo at Ndugamano Secondary School on August 2, 2022.
Image: Alice Waithera
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