The Star (Nairobi)

Kenya: Nyanja Pledges Compulsory Education in Kiambu Schools

Kiambu county governor aspirant George Nyanja has pledged to provide free and compulsory education both in primary and secondary schools if he is elected governor.

Nyanja said education is the key to development and prosperity.He said this will only be achieved if all the children have access to education.

The former Limuru MP said many children in the county were poorly educated because many of them do not go beyond the primary school.Nyanja said the government was only supplementing the primary education but many poor parents can cannot educate their children beyond primary schools.

He said because of this inability only a small number of children attain a secondary education. Nyanja said the county has enough resources to fund education if only well used. Nyanja called on the people of Kiambu to choose their leaders wisely.

The aspirant said despite leaving TNA for Saba Saba Asili he is still a strong supporter of Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta. Nyanja said he believed Uhuru is the best presidential candidate to replace outgoing President Kibaki.

The former MP said one of the challenges affecting education is the consumption of illicit liquor and drug abuse.Nyanja said if elected he will put laws in place to check the vices. He said chiefs and their assistants will be compelled to stamp out the practises or face the sack.

Nyanja was speaking at Gatambwa Catholic Church in Gatundu North where he attended the wedding of Mr and Mrs Robert Nduati whose late parents were the church founders. He called on the Christians to observe their marital vows saying the family was the foundation of a strong society and nation.

Gatundu North parliamentary aspirant Kigo Njenga called on the electorate to go God fearing leaders and those with proven track records of management of public resources and are ready to offer servant leadership.Kiambu County governor aspirant George Nyanja has pledged to provide free and compulsory education both in primary and secondary schools in the county once elected governor.

Nyanja said in order to make the county strong, the need to have an educated population is key and the only way to achieve this is ensuring that all children have access to education which is not currently the case since the government has only succeeded in supplementing and poor parents have problems in fees and only a small number of children are able to attain secondary education.

He said the county has enough resources to fund education if only well utilized and called on the people of Kiambu to choose their leaders wisely. He said despite leaving TNA and joining Saba Saba Asili he was still a strong supporter of Deputy Prime Minister Uhuru Kenyatta and believed he was the best presidential candidate to replace outgoing president Mwai Kibaki.

The former Limuru MP said one of the challenges affecting education is the consumption of illicit liquors and drug abuse and said once elected governor, laws will be put in place to control the vices and chiefs and their assistants will be compelled to stamp the practices or face the sack.

Nyanja was speaking at Gatambwa Catholic Church in Gatundu North where he attended the wedding of Mr & Mrs Robert Nduati whose late parents were the church founders. He called on Christians to observe their marital vows saying the family was the foundation of a strong society and nation.

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