10 February 2002

Kenya: 'Children's Cabinet V-P off to Dar'

Children's Cabinet Vice-President, Master Moses Mwangi, leaves the country tomorrow on a four-day ambassadorial duties in Tanzania.

He will pay a courtesy call on the Mayor of Dar es Salaam City and visit various learning institutions in that country.

Nairobi Mayor Dick Waweru, while handing over an air ticket to master Mwangi in his parlour yesterday, sent the "V-P" with a message of goodwill and a present to be handed over to the Mayor of Dar es Salaam.

The ticket was donated by Air Tanzania through its regional manager, Mr Ladin Mustafa, at City Hall yesterday.

In a brief speech after receiving the air ticket, the V-P said that while in Tanzania, he will address various children's forums in a bid to promote their rights within the East African Community.

Mwangi said children's rights know no boundaries and appealed to all the children in the region to sensitise their governments about their basic needs.

He appealed to the children from Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania to unite across the region and press for their rights.

After handing over the ticket, Mayor Waweru later addressed in his parlour teachers, parents and students of Nairobi Milimani Secondary School where Mwangi is a student.

Waweru decried the use of hard drugs among children in schools.

He advised students to help their parents, teachers and those around them in the fight against the vice for their own good.

The mayor, while responding to pleas made to the council by the school, promised to allocate more land to the secondary school for its expansion.

The ceremony was also attended by the Deputy Mayor, Mr Joe Aketch, the school's head, Mr George Ikaba, and several councillors.

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