A Kenyan Ward With No School, Church Or Mosque Gets Aid To Construct A High School

A Kenyan Ward With No School, Church Or Mosque Gets Aid To Construct A High School

A ward in Tiaty sub county, plagued by poverty and banditry has received Sh10 million to build its first secondary school. The Kenya Pipeline Company, KPC, has donated ksh.10 million to the area MP, William Kamket, to build Silale Mixed Secondary School.

“This shall go a long way to end insecurity and boost children’s education,” KPC managing director Macharia Irungu said.

KPC has donated this amount as part of its corporate social responsibility activities, and to end FGM and bandit attacks in the region.

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While receiving the cheque, Tiaty MP William Kamket termed it as “god sent”.

The area hosts both known and unknown bandits, who terrorise neighbouring communities in volatile Kapedo, Baringo North and Baringo South sub counties.

The school, which has been warmly welcomed by area residents, is also expected to tame high insecurity levels being experienced currently in the area.

Tiaty is also known for widespread FGM and early marriages.The ward also lacks churches and mosques.

“The new school will help open up the area and change people’s mindsets about backward cultural practices. It is a dream come true. It will also address insecurity, which has been a thorn in the flesh for a long time,” said an area resident.

Kamket said efforts to transform the region through education have been rewarded and said he is optimistic the school will contribute to development.

He pledged to inject more National Government Constituency Development Funds to support the school.

KPC board member Jinaro Kibet said school enrollment is low due to cultural practices.

He called on the government and partners to put up more rescue centres for victims and targets of FGM as well as schools.NEXT

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