The Star (Nairobi)

8 January 2013

Kenya: Othaya Aspirant Promises to Build Library

A parliamentary aspirant in Nyeri has promised to build a public library in Othaya town.Peter King'ara, who is eyeing the Othaya parliamentary seat, said students from the region have been suffering during holidays or while preparing for exams because there is no public library in town.

He said the library will be in his own building based in town.

He said it is time a university was established in the town. He said although the town hosts many colleges, no university has started a constituent campus in the area.

The hopeful said he has been wooing several universities to start a branch in the town.The aspirant was speaking last weekend during a talent show attended by more than 2,000 young people.

King'ara sponsored the annual event.The aspirant, who is a lawyer, urged the government to find ways to tap the talents of the youth in the area.

King'ara said talented youth should be recognised at an early age to encourage them to build a bright future."There are many youths who have many talents and should be given a chance to perform both locally and nationally after training," he said. King'ara also urged aspirants to invest in local towns to benefit the locals.

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