- The former Mathira MP promised to buy a 62-seater school bus as requested by the school captain.
- "You have requested that you want me to provide for you a 62-seater Scania bus. Io bus nitanunua na nitaleta (I will buy and bring that bus)," he added.
The fraternity of Kianyaga Boys High School in Kirinyaga County is thankful after Deputy President Rigathi Gachagua gave out Sh800,000, for a party.
The DP who had visited the school on Saturday for an alumni meeting , gave the money for what he called a "midterm bash".
"Before I leave, isn't there a midterm coming up? I must organise a bash...For the boys I leave Sh500,000, for the teachers here I will give Sh200,000 and for the subordinate staff Sh100,000," he said.
Further, the former Mathira MP promised to buy a 62-seater school bus as requested by the school captain.
"You have requested that you want me to provide for you a 62-seater Scania bus. Hiyo bus nitanunua na nitaleta (I will buy and bring that bus)," he said.
Gachagua also promised to start projects in the school with the held of the other alumni.
He said after talks, they decided to start some projects to improve the standards of the school for the benefit of students.
"We (alumni) are going to build a ultra-modern multipurpose hall...We have agreed at our cost, we are going to construct, before the end of the year, an Olympic-sized swimming pool for these boys," he said.
The DP said the pool idea had been birthed by the memory of the area's weather pattern.
"This place used to be referred to as Kalahari. It was very dry and hot and I can see nothing much has changed," he said.
President William Ruto chipped in Sh5 million, Education CS Ezekiel Machongu donated Sh500,000 while the DP gave Sh3 million.
Other donations included Sh500,000 from NSSF chairman Anthony Munyiri while Roads PS Joseph Mbugua gave Sh200,000.
As a repayment for the gift basket, the school is expected to deliver a 10 point mean score in this year's KCSE.
"Hakuna cha bure (Nothing is free). All those things we have promised here are pegged on a mean score of 10 plus," Gachagua said.
The DP left Kianyaga Boys High School 40 years ago.